One of my Buff Orp hens has what looks like wry neck. I've never dealt with this but have read lots of posts and info about it here and elsewhere. I tried vitamin therapy which didn't seem to help. It gradually got worse until a few days ago she really couldn't lift her head at all and was just slumped in a corner. On the chance that it might be an ear infection, I gave her a dose of baytril, which worked very well on an ear infection on a rooster and I have some left over. The first day I tried dissolving the pill in water and feeding it to her with a feeding syringe on my own and lost some of the dose. I don't know how much she got. I also have her some water down her throat. I gave her some oatmeal and egg mixture with sugar in it for energy but I don't know if she ate any. The second day I had help and it all got down her throat. I gave her some water with sugar in it this time. Later that day she seemed to have a miraculous recovery. She was up, her neck was more or less erect, and she was even eating. Hooray! I thought. Cured! But this morning, she was worse again. Head twisted around, barely standing. When I held her head up, she did eat, though, and actually ate the pill herself. She drank some sugar water. But she didn't walk around and her head was much more twisted than the day before. Background: she's in a small flock of 6 hens. I was given them a couple of years ago by someone who got them from someone else. I think she's about 3 or 4 years old but not sure. We also have a completely separate flock of mainly roosters. The hens got out a week or so before the symptoms started and I had to rescue either this hen or her identical sister from the roosters. So she may have been injured. Any ideas what's going on? Why the recovery and relapse? Is this an infection that responded to the antibiotic or is that just a coincidence? Any feedback would be appreciated. .Thanks!