I said it yesterday. Classic sitcom, cartoon, comic hypnosis.
A chicken can be “hypnotised” As I recall, you tuck the head under one wing, rock a bye for about a minute, place on ground and walk away – chicken will remain in same position for some time.
Does the chicken know the difference?
It knows it went to sleep with you rocking it and woke up with you gone. It doesn’t care what happened while asleep.