We're having unseasonable weather here in San Diego - thunder, lightning and rain. I was just outside (since our power got knocked out), and my main pullet was making a huge, noisy fuss. I went over and talked to her, thinking something must be wrong. (I'm new to chickens, but know a distress call when I hear one.) Eventually she came out of the bushes which is my flock of four's favorite place to hang out in, and hurried back to the coop. Two more chickens were already in there, but one was missing. I went back to the bushes, and peered in as best I could. I finally see our missing EE pullet, and she isn't moving. I can't see anything outwardly wrong, but without cutting down bushes to get to her there's not much to see. No mess of feathers, no trauma that I view. Could chickens be scared to death by thunder? My heart is a little broken right now; I've gotten really attached to these girls.