Fear not. No harm has befallen this chicken.
Flat on her back, feet in the air, she may seem like she’s ready for the stew pot, but this chicken is
merely in a deep trance, overcome by the power of my superior mind. At least superior to that of a chicken.
Chickens have pretty good instincts and certainly display distinct personalities.
Let's face it though, with a brain about the size of the tip of your
thumb, your chicken isn’t going to win a MacArthur Genius Grant. We love
them just the same and that little brain makes it a little easier to
manage behavior modification.
Some folks leave the light on in the coop a
little longer to trick them into maintaining the laying cycles
experienced in the summer when days are longer. You can place golf balls
in their nesting boxes to placate a broody hen without having to leave
eggs in the nest or to show new birds where they should lay their eggs.
Also? It makes them very easy to hypnotize.If there’s
a practical use for chicken hypnosis I have yet to find it, but if
you’re looking for a fun party trick when the neighbors are over for a
barbeque, look no further than your backyard chicken coop.
general principle behind chicken hypnosis seems to be a matter of
focused stimulation. Getting that two-cycle brain tuned into a specific
motion, action or feature, the overload will place a chicken in a
trance-like state that can last seconds or minutes.
and forth will also achieve a trance-like state.
new to the art of chicken hypnosis, but a "feet up" strategy was
Holding her wings against her body, turn the chicken on her back and rest her on a flat surface. She
will settle down quickly. Then stroke her belly with slow even strokes.
In less than a minute, the chicken will become completely still and she
will stay that way.
Yes, it is as freaky as it sounds.
I’m told they may stay entranced on their own as long as 30 minutes before
the spell is broken and they go about their chickenly business. The
longest I’ve managed so far is 6 minutes, but I’m getting better. It’s
surprisingly addictive and the chickens don’t seem to mind. It is also
possible I have too much time on my hands. -
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