Chickens respond to the sound of "Om". Or, at least, mine do! They're shut into their run because of an impending storm and they are NOT happy about it! As I sat watching them, they crowded around where I was sitting outside the run and loudly clucked & chirped at me (altho, that could be because I was eating something at the time, LOL!). I am a written exam and practical demonstration away from being a certified yoga teacher, so, on a whim, I started chanting "Om" just to see what they'd do. The sound calms and centers people- why not chickens? At first, I thought they'd all frozen & gotten quiet out of wariness of a sound they hadnt heard before. After a few rounds, tho, I saw all 9 heads cocked in my direction, 5 dilating pupils up front, staring at me, 2 relaxed bodies laying down in the back, and 2 more bodies settling down on the perch. Of course, when I stopped and they realized that I had no intention in sharing my piece of cheese, they all started chirping at me again... but at least it was the happy, quiet chirping and not the grumpy, foul beaked demanding clucks I'd been hearing before, LOL!