Is this chicken under some kind of hypnotic spell?

A man and his family living off-grid in Spain have filmed themselves appearing to hypnotize a chicken… by drawing two lines in the sand in front of the bird’s beak!

If you’ve spent a lot of time on a farm with chickens, then you’re probably familiar with this trick. But for those of you who haven’t, it will blow your mind to see a chicken lie perfectly still after a simple set of instructions are followed. There are many biologists that think this is the ‘play-dead’ response that causes this ‘hypnosis’ which may be an attempt to fool predators.

Watch this crazy video below and be amazed to see the chicken lie perfectly flat and appear to be in some kind of hypnotic trance state:

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