Was wondering if anyone has experienced their chickens playing dead when in a tight situation? I have a 4 mo old Silkie named Squeakers who managed to squeeze between the coop fence and get into another coop with the older Barred Rock hens - who will ruthlessly attack anything smaller that them. When I went outside this morning to feed, I saw Squeakers lying in the middle of the coop in a small, crumpled up mound dead - or so I thought! I went in there quite upset (it is my 8 year olds dearest chicken) and noticed that she was breathing. Lifted her up and her eyes were closed and she was limp - but breathing. I took her inside and fed her some Avia Charge through a straw and she did swallow it, but continued to lie on her side with eyes closed. I went back out to get the sick cage thinking she had internal damage. When I came back in and knelt down by her, she jumped up and quick as a flash ran away and stood there looking at me! It gave me quite a start - but she continued to act normal walking around and chirping. It was the strangest thing!