Chicken hypnosis?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by magicpigeon, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    Is it actually possible? [​IMG] i've tried with some of mine and it seems to only work on one, my DD light sussex. The silkies are blind and a moot point for that and my Australorp just runs away with a "Oh no it's you again" look [​IMG] I tried the version where you hold the bird down and draw a line away from their eyes. i cant get mine to lie down, full stop. [​IMG]

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    Last edited: Jun 23, 2011
  2. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    I don't know that you would call it hypnosis but I can make my little roo (my avatar) freeze by touching the tip of his beak with my finger. I can then pull my finger away and he stays that way until I call him. He looks like he is in a trance. It is a fun party trick. [​IMG]
     
  3. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I've done the chicken hypnosis thing with my chickens to amuse the kids. We'll catch two or three hens, tuck their heads under their wings and rotate them around a bit, then lay them on their backs on the ground. They will lay on their back motionless for several minutes, then like magic all of them will jump up at the same time------weird.
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Magic, when I first got chickens my DH did the line in the sand thing to show me how to hypnotize a chicken. It gave me the creeps. [​IMG]
     
  5. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    I also tried with a quail. and hey! It worked [​IMG]
     
  6. jwg423

    jwg423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Had to run right out and try this with my chickens, I made a video of my son doing it with out most untamed chicken and it worked!! I Text the video to BF and he then asks, thats great! now how do we get the kids to sit still like that [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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