Originally Posted by nposluszny
That's wild, my RIRs are the biggest chickens out of my flock (no pun intended, but they are literally afraid of EVERYTHING). They hide from flies.
I've had a few different lines of RIR's in the past. And, yes, I've had some scaredy cats! The last hen I had..not! She was a stinker. Didn't hurt the others, guess she was just the head of the flock..but she would scream at me if I showed up at the nest box while she was in there..like no other. I mean, you would have thought she was broody, but I've never even had a broody hen scream at me like she did. She wasn't afraid of anything. Really didn't hurt any other birds, but she acted like she was all that. :p