Look! Lacey is leading the others away from some source of danger. Only one thing could make her so afraid. It's not Lucy, our dog, who had a history of being a chicken lover, but not in a cuddly way.
And it's not this very friendly neighborhood hawk who likes to stop in for a visit every once in awhile.
It's Benefactor. He just loves to run over to the chicken yard with a handful of feed. But I think the part that gets the ladies all upset is when he yells, "CheeeeEEEEE!" while throwing the feed through the chicken wire right at them.
It's enough to make a little lady want to run for cover.