I have a 4 or 5 year old Buff Orpington hen suffering from what I am assuming is “wry neck.” She seems healthy but can’t hold her head up. It flops over until she is looking up at the sky with her head upside-down. At first I thought it might be an ear infection and gave her antibiotics but they didn’t help at all. I then read a number of posts here and did some on-line research about wry neck and started treating her for that. For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been giving her Vitamin E (400 IU twice a day) and selenium (the equivalent in food of what is recommended). I’ve also been giving her turmeric tea (12 ml twice a day) and buffered aspirin (half an adult tablet twice a day). I’ve been feeding her scrambled eggs with sugar to keep her protein and energy up and also put sugar in the turmeric tea. I make the turmeric tea by boiling ¼ tsp of turmeric in 1 cup of water for 10 mins. For the first week, I gave her a ml of Poly-Vi-Sol twice a day also. I stopped when I used up the bottle and it doesn’t seem to have made any difference. She can’t drink on her own, so I’ve been tube-feeding her the meds and tea, to make sure she gets liquid. She eats the food with vitamins mixed in herself when I hold her. To keep her still when I tube-feed her the liquids, I wrap her in a cloth. I have her separated from the other hens in her own fenced-off area in the coop. At night, I put her gentle sister in with her for warmth and company. She has improved somewhat from when I started. Now she can hold her head up if I help her but when I put her down, it flops over and she doesn’t seem able to pick it up herself. She doesn’t seem to eat by herself at all. Yesterday, she had pretty wet poop so I skipped the aspirin. In the evening, she seemed worse. But this morning (still no aspirin), she seems a bit better and could actually eat on her own propped in a corner. I’ve read contradictory advice about using a brace: some people say it helps and others say it makes it worse. Anyone have any feedback on this? Her neck is so floppy, I think I would have to encase her whole neck and shoulders in something to hold it up. It also seems like I would have to make it so tight, I might strangle her. I don’t know if this makes any difference but it has been very cold here, seldom getting higher than 19 deg. F during the day and dropping into single digits or negative numbers at night. I don’t have her inside because I think it would stress her. We have two loud dogs and a small space. Also, she isn’t used to a lot of human contact (she spent her first couple of years in a big barn and has never been very tame). I’m really starting to give up. Nothing seems to be helping much. Some days she seems slightly better and then she’ll have a bad day. I don’t see a progression to independence. Is this normal or should I see more progress? Is there something I’ve missed? Am I doing something wrong? Any help or advice would be appreciated! Thanks!