I am looking for someone who can help me identify what is going on with my roo, and what we can do to help him here at home. I have an Australorp/RIR roo that I hatched out last year, and he is now fully mature. We noticed a few days ago that he could not lift his head and I immediately brought him inside to see what the problem was, as he was dehydrated, and lethargic. He has a solid ball shaped thing just below his ear on his upper neck. I gave him some electrolyte solution through a dropper to get some fluids in him, as he was obviously dehydrated, and his comb was discolored. He is now eating on his own if I put the feeder right next to him on the ground, but I'm not sure if he can swallow the water by himself, since he can't lift his head, so I am still giving him water. The poor guy stands there with his head on the ground, not able to do much. I love all of my animals, and want to know how I can help him with this. I cannot take him to a vet unfortunately, but I do have access to medications, antibiotics, vitamins, etc. I took some pictures and wanted to see if anyone had any idea what this could be, and what can be done. The mass is solid, not squishy, and perfectly round. I don't know if it is a tumor, an infection, swollen something or another. No idea. Everyone else is perfectly fine. I've had hundreds of birds and never had this issue before. His eyes are perfectly clear, nostrils are fine, and he is showing no other symptoms or signs of distress, besides he can't lift his head. He still lets me hold him, and even touch the mass, and it doesn't seem to hurt. If you need any further information that I haven't thought of, please feel free to ask. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Sorry for the long rambling story, just want to give as many details as I can. Thanks!