This would make sense if the was in hypnosis. Try this- The line should start at the beak and extend straight outward in front of the chicken. If done properly, the chicken -or rooster- will be put into a state of trance and lie still for anywhere between 30 seconds to 30 minutes! To de-hypnotize the chicken just clap your hands or give it a gentle push.How do you snap a chicken out of hypnosis? If he goes into that state on his back then do I clap and he should jump or or something?