Chicken Hypnosis?!?!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Justino, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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  2. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. nhnanna

    nhnanna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did get it to work, but, you have to back it up a few times and it will eventually work.
     
  4. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    Quote:lol but it doesnt hurt them right? i wanna try it but i would feel awful if i hurt any.......so someonelse do it LOL
     
  5. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    I know my dad can put chickens to sleep..... not just hypnosis.
     
  6. mango1612

    mango1612 Out Of The Brooder

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    I can do the head under the wing and rocking hypnosis. I tried the other way a few times, but couldn't get it to work (I believe it though! I just had an alternative!). Growing up, my dad required us to sing "rock a bye baby", and said it wouldn't work otherwise.

    It's a fun trick to show people, especially non-chicken people. Set the bird down gently and it will just sit for a few minutes, in a dopey trance. If you touch the bird it will 'wake up' and look around, slightly confused!
     
  7. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

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    Ive done this before. Someone sent me a link in an email about all this. ONLY after I saw and ask weither it hurt them or not I decided to try it out. And it really works! [​IMG] I couldnt believe it. I showed DH but all I got was [​IMG] I guess Im just easily amused.
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    My SO did the first technique mentioned on wikipedia when my chickens were younger. I made him stop. It didn't seem to bother the chickens at all, but it spooked me a bit.
     
  9. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We did ours with the one where you push the head down and draw the line out from the beak...It worked.
     
  10. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2007
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    Quote:lol but it doesnt hurt them right? i wanna try it but i would feel awful if i hurt any.......so someonelse do it LOL

    U know...this has been debated a lot here on BYC. In my beliefs, it does not hurt them. But others believe it is hard on their organs, breathing, and not smart for the overall health of the bird. While I would never want to hurt another living thing for sport...I would process animals for food. But truly, this comes down to a personal choice. I have the 'to each their own' attitude. In my experience, our birds have never showed any negative side effects from hypnosis. We did try to poll the folks who absolutely opposed this for birds...and none posted any case here on BYC of a chicken succumbing to this procedure.
    I am still interested to hear if there are any folks here who have had a fatality as a result of this procedure.

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