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tetsabb
774024.  Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:23 pm Reply with quote

Stupid question....
Why would you want to hypnotise a chicken?

 
CB27
774029.  Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:00 pm Reply with quote

It's all about buying the gimmick :)

Seriously thought, it has two potential benefits that come to mind. The first would be to kill it with little effort (some people prefer the chopping method to the cracking of the neck), the other is that it helps in checking chickens for diseases and administering medicines.

Bob, I got lucky with some of my roles when I did my time in a kibbutz, it was mostly dairy and various harvests. My sister got unlucky and went temporarily blind when she got what she thought was an easy job, washing up, problem was that they used industrial equipment with steam jet washes, and someone left pure chilli in a pan that steamed straight in her face. Never understood why whe didn't see the funny side.... :)

 
bobwilson
774035.  Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:31 pm Reply with quote

Quote:
I got lucky with some of my roles when I did my time in a kibbutz, it was mostly dairy and various harvests.


Aaah dairy - reputedly the cushy job (never did it myself) - excluding acting as waiter/concierge at the more touristy Kibbutz.

The chicken bits were always overtime (ie getting extra hours for more time off) in the ones I was at.

 
ceefax
774218.  Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:07 pm Reply with quote

thats the technique they use in chicken factories in the uk.

Hang em up by their feet and the over head conveyor slowly trundles them to their doom. The silence is deafening, you can hear them outside all clucking and going crazy and then up they go and silence.

Then you stick an electrifide serated blade through there necks.

 
mckeonj
774248.  Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:23 pm Reply with quote

Another method is to put the bird's head under it's wing, and hold both wing closed, either with two hands or with arm against body.
This is the basis of a very old conjuror's trick, in which a live rooster is apparently decapitated, the severed head being passed around the audience, then replaced on the body; and the bird restored to life. The severed head was of course obtained earlier, from another bird.
As a fully qualified grandad, I alarm youngsters by severing and restoring my own thumb.

 
Ameena
774314.  Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:45 pm Reply with quote

I saw a thing once about hypnotising various different species, and it said that to hypnotise a chicken, you can do so by focusing their attention - it showed several chickens sitting on a dirt floor - someone made sure their heads were facing toward the ground, then drew a line with their finger in the dirt which started right in front of each bird's beak and led away. So basically all the chickens were sitting there on teh grond with their heads down in front of them, with a line drawn in the dirt leading directly away from them. And they all stayed there for a while, then all "snapped out of it" at the same time - they kind of all hopped to their feet at once and just got on with normal chicken things, walking around and pecking and all that.

 
CB27
774353.  Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:47 pm Reply with quote

http://youtu.be/sqZZ95L2n7o

Love the way he was able to flip the chicken over...

 
aTao
774380.  Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:13 pm Reply with quote

Okey dokye.... lets not be getting all confused here, unlike he chickens in the videos..

Pushing a chicken to the ground like that is a whole different kettle of fish. If you chase chickens (unfortunately they sometimes need it) usually they will suddenly drop to the ground with the wing mid joint (elbow) stuck out, this is "ok big boy, you can have a go" at which point they expect you to bite their neck and jump on them for a shag. Also laying on their side is typical sunbathing posture, they relax so much they look like they have been flattened by something rather heavy. So, make a chicken submissive and persuade it to be relaxed, yeah its going to go sleepy docile for a while.
In human terms that's like shining a sun lamp on someone and saying "I don't suppose there's any chance..." I guess birds are easy, feathered ones that is.

 
Ion Zone
774387.  Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:26 pm Reply with quote

I really don't think this is hypnosis. It sounds a lot like what happens when you turn a lizard over. I can't remember the exact mechanisim but I think it is paralising. Incapasitating, at the very least. This is not something that would be very plesent for the bird. They probably come close to blacking out.

 
Subwaytion
813023.  Wed May 04, 2011 12:40 am Reply with quote

Right. This is not hypnosis, as we usually use the term (which involves a susceptibility to suggestion). You can achieve the same relaxing, paralysing or incapacitating effect in a human by placing her in a hammock.

 
Bondee
813391.  Wed May 04, 2011 3:20 pm Reply with quote

Subwaytion wrote:
You can achieve the same relaxing, paralysing or incapacitating effect in a human by placing her in a hammock.


So it doesn't work with men?
; )

 
Ainee
814052.  Fri May 06, 2011 3:04 pm Reply with quote

My French friends showed me how to hypnotise a chicken when I was visiting them, aged 12. They pointed the chicken's head at the dust in the yard, then drew a line with a stick away from the chicken's beak, in a circle. The released chicken then revolved calmly around the circle several times, before it was grabbed and decapitated with a fixed-wall chopping gadget.

The brash elder son then demanded that we let the chicken run around headless, but this was thought too much of an ordeal for the shocked English girl.

That chicken, two hours later, was the best chicken I ever ate, before or since. It actually tasted of chicken.

I do muse whether Halal or Kosher chicken could ever taste as juicy and vibrant as that corn-fed chicken did.

 
Ainee
814053.  Fri May 06, 2011 3:07 pm Reply with quote

Bondee wrote:
Subwaytion wrote:
You can achieve the same relaxing, paralysing or incapacitating effect in a human by placing her in a hammock.


So it doesn't work with men?
; )



LOL

Men always fall out of hammocks, shrieking with laughter, IMHE. Women just lie there, smiling serenely, and rocking gently to and fro.

Ainee goes out to check for suitable hammock-slinging sites in her new garden, as soon as this rather welcome gentle rain has stopped.

 
soup
814146.  Sat May 07, 2011 6:00 am Reply with quote

Ainee wrote:
, IMHE. Women just lie there, smiling serenely, and rocking gently to and fro.



Drat that Mike going of and doing less important things, he could have a field day with this.

 
RLDavies
814162.  Sat May 07, 2011 7:02 am Reply with quote

Ainee wrote:
Men always fall out of hammocks, shrieking with laughter, IMHE. Women just lie there, smiling serenely, and rocking gently to and fro.

You've Been Framed tends to prove you wrong. I seem to recall a lot more clips of women falling over than men.

Or maybe women just get filmed in hammocks more than men.

 

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