Thanks. I would take your word over someone I didnt know even a vet. LOLYes, Pam, some do use prednisone, and there is a link where the writer recommends it. But use caution with pednisone or prednisolone, since it can cause ulcers and lower immunity to fight off infections. It may also need to be tapered down slowly in dosage if used in larger dosages. Here is the link that mentions prednisone and wry neck, although this person is not a vet:
Prednisone was from the Vet, but he has little experience with chickens. We live in a rural farming community and most just cull a sick chicken.Welcome to BYC. Sorry about your hen having wry neck. Wry neck is a neurological symptom that can be a result of head or neck injury, a vitamin E or B2 (thiamine) deficiency, or a disease, such as Mareks, severe respiratory diseases, fowl cholera, and others.
I usually would not give prednisone without a vet’s recommendation. Vitamin E, thiamine, selenium (found in egg, tuna, sunflower seed are good sources,) and an anti-inflammatory drug such as aspirin 81 mg daily or others, are the usual treatment.
She will need to be wrapped in a towel and helped to eat. A bowl with chicken feed, a lot of water, and some chopped egg, several times a day with her vitamins can help her to give enough. Then give extra water in between. Hopefully, you will start seeing some improvement soon. Can she stand or walk at all?