Is this cruel?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by homechick, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. homechick

    homechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found this video while looking up chicken breeds.

    Do you think it's cruel? I'm tempted to try.. yes yes, I'm sure I'll be scolded! But that's why I'm asking opinions first! I like rocking kids to sleep, why not a chicken?

    I just found out that my little bantam rooster I've been trying to find a home for may be a rare single comb nankin! Cool.
     
  2. Chellester

    Chellester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Interesting... I wonder what it's actually doing to the chicken? Is it just putting it to sleep, or ?

    If it just puts it to sleep, I don't see it as being cruel, as long as you don't force the issue with the chicken, and are gentle when you stick its head underneath its wing. But, really, what's the point of doing it unless you're trying to make a funny video?

    There's other (and, IMO, more gentle) ways of putting a chicken to sleep... I've put them on my lap, flipped them over onto their backs, and stroked their bellies... has pretty much the same effect!
     
  3. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

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    I sure could find better ways to interact with my chickens, like feeding them treats. [​IMG]
     
  4. Chellester

    Chellester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Exactly. [​IMG]
     
  5. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    That is VERY interesting! I wouldn't believe it unless I had seen it. I wonder if it was just that chicken or breed or something else.

    I question if it is "asleep" or knocked out. It is possible the process of crooking the neck and swinging do something to the amount of blood to the brain or something else and it passes out.

    I hope someone more knowledgeable than I can tell us:

    1) Does this work with any chicken
    2) If yes, then how does it "work"
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Poor thing. There are much worse things that could be done with them so I'm glad they weren't like too rough or like dropping it. Looked like a very heavy bird that is calm to start off with.
     
  7. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

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    It could be the easy going breed. Kinda like a certain man I am married to who shall remain nameless. "Oh a NAP? o-KAY! zzzzzz"

    Though Nifty brought up a good point.
     
  8. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

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    if u have ever seen a chicken sleeping u shold know that most of them sleep with there heads under there wings any wsay,i have tried is many times before and it works like a charm ,then u make a loud noise and it snaps them out of there trance.,and u can do it what eber breed or size u want
     
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  9. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

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    I don't think the chicken was asleep, I think it was scared to death and was afraid to move.

    Here's how to put a chicken to sleep. Hug it and pet it and kiss it and hug it again. Works every time with mine. And there's no worrying about breaking necks going on.
     
  10. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I do believe that chickens sleep with their heads tucked under their wing from the back, not under their wings bottom.
     

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