My chickens just had a major freak out so I rushed outside. There was a Great Horned Owl out there trying to get at them while they hid in a gigantic, 60 year old Photinia shrub. It was 3:30 pm!!! I lost my favorite chicken last week to what appeared to be a panicked collision with a wall under the carport - and now I think I know why she and the others were so panicked that day. I'm sure it has it's own chicks to feed but dang it! Leave my chickens the "flock" alone!