Hi. I was wondering, when a chicken sees a predator attack, can they recover emotionally? I've seen birds die of mental shock after witnessing something terrible, and was wondering if there was any way or anything I could do to help them? I ask because a fox attacked yesterday, during the day when we were out and the dogs were locked up in the house. Two were killed, a barred rooster and a previously injured (by roosters) rhode island red nicknamed Blair. She liked to stare at the wall. The one in mental shock is Aurora, one of my favorites, a pretty little Americauna girl. Her hatch mate and pen mate, Dawn, flew the pen during the attack and hid out in the woods. She's fine, both physically and emotionally. Aurora, who was found in the big girl's pen, must have seen the attack. She doesn't really want to get down off the perch in the fenced off baby area of the coop, not even when I put some of her favorite snack, rose petals, on the ground. She pecked them off the egg box near the perch, tentatively, but didn't go down. Both of them don't want to go out into the baby's separate pen. So I closed their outside door, hoping it'd give them some feeling of safety. By the way, they're...more like teenagers, I just...call them babies because I got them when they were very little and I like them a lot. The red that died, Blair, had been put in with the babies to keep her safe from the roosters, and I know chickens can bond with each other. I'm really scared that Aurora might die. I don't want to risk stressing her out anymore, so I've just left her with Dawn at the moment. They're always very sweet to each other, cuddling even, so I hope Dawn'll be able to help her sister, she rarely strays away from Aurora and has been sitting next to her on the perch, but...I just really was hoping there was something else I could do. If she dies it'll break my heart, and I know it'll hurt Dawn a lot too. So, can I help her or do I just have to...cross my fingers and really hope she'll be okay?