This polish rooster was the alpha male, and a real jerk to all my other chickens. I learned how to hypnotize chickens once and thought i'd give it a try. He didn't necessarily become docile after that, but it was like taking the thorn out of the lion's paw. He wouldn't attack unless provoked. The method is simple really. Place a chicken upside down on its back. draw a line in the dust with your finger that's about a foot long and re-trace it quickly. do this about 5 or so times. You will know your chicken is hypnotized when its feet stretch out. It will remain in this position for a while, and when it snaps out of it, it will just turn over and walk away. Sometimes you can even see the rejuvenation in them. Alternate methods: Place the chicken upside down on its back and cover its face with your hand. It will think it is night time and suddenly fall asleep.** Place the chicken upside down on its back while covering its head and run something smooth (a finger, a pencil eraser, etc.) down its sternum (breastbone) several times. When the chicken's feet stretch out it is hypnotized.* Place a chicken's head under its wing like it is going to bed. bring it around in large circles above your head to your waist in a clockwise direction.** * - Results not guaranteed. ** - Results not typical. If anyone else has any other methods or stories, feel free to share them!