As a former farm girl, I can tell you in all honesty this actually works. You can HIPNOTIZE a chicken quite easily. Here's how. 1- Catch them 2- Calm them down and hold them in a comfortable seated position 3- lower the chickens head and place her beak on a flat surface. 4- with your free hand, take your index finger and place it up against her beak on the table and trace an invisible straight line out from her beak. DONE! Your chicken is now hipnotized! You can remove the hand you used to restrain her and she remains with her beak on the table.
This, of course, is assuming wherever you park---it's ok with the management & other residents to have caged chickens plucking away.
But, truly,,,,I THINK THIS IS THE BEST idea yet!! & she's right---IT DOES WORK.
BTW...? How well do hens lay when they're caged? Mine always free-ranged it...and laid bunches every day.
Also, someone might wonder--- if they don't lay the eggs for whatever reason, WHERE'S THE AXE...?
ooops, sorry. I was raised on a farm myself.