"Like hypnotizing chickens" is Iggy Pop's description of love in his song 'Lust for Life'.

There are two generally accepted methods of hypnotizing chickens. The first is to take a stick with false plastic eyeballs attached to it with a distance of about an inch apart. In theory, the chicken, on seeing the eyeballs, should remain transfixed by them until contact is broken.

The other, apparently more successful, method is to take a chicken and hold it upside-down by its legs for 40 seconds. The chicken remains in a state of paralysis for 30 minutes to an hour.

Neither the ethical ramifications nor the success rates of these methods have ever been satsifactorily reported.