Can a chicken be depressed? I have a little girl who has always been shy quiet and calm. She sits in my lap and doesnt really forage. Could she be depressed? I dont think she is sick. She does breathe with her mouth open but she has done that from the beginning. I accidentally stepped/kicked her last week but she doesnt seem to be hurt... I felt around and she didnt make any sounds when I was pressing on her to see if she was hurt... I think I just scared her. Any ideas?