Hello I just found this topic on Wikipedia about chicken hypnosis...... It involves putting the chicken's head to the ground, then drawing a line on the soil using a stick or finger, from the chicken's beak, forward, then back to the beak again and do repeatedly, then the chicken will just lie there on the ground, looking at the line, for 15 seconds to 30 minutes. It is used by farmers when they're going to slaughter them, or by zookeepers when they are trying to feed the animals chicken but the chickens run too fast for them. Quite strange, so I decided to try it out on my young RIR hen Laura. I was trying to get her to lie on the ground but she keeps on struggling and screaming and I just don't have the heart to hurt her(she and my roo are one of my best friends!) so I let her go. Has anyone tried this? It sounds rather fun, but is it bad? Here's the link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_hypnosis Well......many people don't trust Wikipedia because anyone can edit it, but still..... Thanks in advance!