My Grandpa showed me this trick, if you can catch an adult chicken, and hold it gently you can hypnotize it with one finger. Holding it on its back with its wings against it’s body, simply circle an extended finger around it’s head slowly, a single but either direction for a while (don't go one way and then the other or it won't work), and the chicken will simply “lock up”. It can’t move in the least, and as soon as you feel it sort of “relax and cease struggling” you can then use it for a door-stop if you like. It will sit there until it dies (sadly enough), and never come out of the trance. Don’t ask me why, I don’t know. After a few hours of moving your living but inert chicken around for a time, and setting it in odd places like a living paper weight you can bring it out of the trance by throwing it up in the air. Don’t worry, chickens can sort of fly; at least enough to come down without injury. There is something about the sensation of “falling” that overcomes the trance. A person can do something quite similar to baby snow shoe jackrabbits, prong horn antelope fawns, or mule deer fawns, those mulies are the only ones I've ever found out on the prairie. White and black tails are usually in the willows and cottonwood scruff . If you happen to “spot them” while they are laying down and trying to be “invisible, like Mom hopes”. At any rate simply start walking around them in larger to smaller circles at a slow pace, shrinking the circle as you do without ever looking directly at them. When you get down to “arm’s length” of them, it is a simple matter of just picking them up. Until you do they will just lie there. They don’t stay “hypnotized” like a chicken, as soon as you grab them they will react. But simply holding them gently will relax them to where they stop trying to flee. I solved that by covering them tightly with my jacket to take them home and show the kids. We raised the fawns as pets, ate the rabbits after checking their livers. Interesting phenomenon, don’t you think?