My 7 month old polish rooster keeps twisting his neck to the side and looking upward through one eye, he's the loner of the group, the only Polish so he lives with the people (his place is right on the front porch.. his room is bigger than mine!) nice fella and we love him. He is kept from the others due to crest plucking. Crazy hens! They have to live in the pasture.. he gets to live in the yard, with the good bugs that are alllll his! He has 2 cats that he is buddies with too. he has run away a couple times, so I wondered if he had gotten into something? It started with a "tick" about 1 1/2 weeks ago, now when you pick him up his head turns nearly 160 degrees and faces upwards. When I hold him I have to hold his head up or it just falls over and he hangs it. I can tell there's something that seems nuerological (sp?) but what can it be? I've been reading til my eyes are ready to fall out. Botullism, Mereks (he was vaccinated from Murray McMurray) or a stroke? Can I treat him?? No vets here will treat chickens sadly. He does not act sick, is eating and drinking fine. Just can't hold his head up right... and it falls to one side at all times now, seems almost like a stroke! He has been on a mission for 8 months for love, now he has hens and a best buddy coming Wednesday... we need to get him better quick! the pics are dark, but I just took them. Doesn't really show the lean.. but you can see a little bit. Thank you in advance. This little fella means a lot to me. I could stand to lose every chicken I have (all 200!) if I could only have him be ok.