This trick known as “animal hypnosis” or “tonic immobility” as per Dimitrios beredimas, an agronomist. It is quite different from the usual kind of hypnosis.
So the trick is to hold the bird head on the ground and draw a straight line using a stick, a finger, chalk etc.
Remember the line must start at the peak and extend straight outward in front of the chicken. If the method is correct, the chicken will be put into a state of insensibility and will lie still for anywhere between 30 seconds to 30 minutes!
It may take few tries to de – hypnotize the bird. To do so just clap your hands or give It a gentle push.
Animal hypnosis is what researchers call “a fear – potentiated response. “In short, the chicken (or any other animal) is convinced that it is going to die and goes into a cationic state.
Doesn’t it sound way more frightening than hypnotizing humans?