Chickens are fun! Not only can you watch them chase bugs, scratch in the dirt, dust bathe, and fight over a juicy worm, you can “hypnotize” your chicken. The boys preferred method is to put the hen’s head under her wing and then swing her in as large a circle as your arms permit (don’t spin your body, just turn your arms in a circle in front of you). After about 15 circles you can set her gently down and she’ll stay there. The length of time varies, but she’ll be there a few minutes at the least. Once the hen sat overnight on a fence post!
Here’s a funny article I came across on the same topic. It’s a fun read and will help you occupy those long, lazy summer evenings with your birds.