Wryneck in newly hatched chick

Wryneck, stargazing, crookneck, limberneck are all terms used to describe a condition called torticollis.  Basically, this is a neurological disorder defined by abnormal head positioning.  This term can be a bit off-putting because it is a description of a symptom, not a cause, there a number of causes, such as brain injury, bacterial infection, heavy metal toxicity, […]