This afternoon I heard a stressed LOUD bokking from one of my backyard flock. Of course she was tucked around the side of the house without windows. I opened the back door to investigate and was greeted by four of my five girls. They were all silent and standing upright and alert. I dashed through them to the other side of the house where I could still hear Dumpling screaming. She was running around a bush, flapping and hollering. When she saw me she ran to me and then back towrds the fence. Then I saw why she was so distressed. Two of my neighbor's cats were taking advantage of a baby bird that had just left the nest. I have popped both cats with a pellet gun for being in my yard and stalking my birds. They froze when they saw me. Then one cat grabbed the baby and ran. The other vanished. As soon as they disappeared Dumpling all but jumped in my arms, quiet and distraught. I was very proud of Dumpling for trying to call for help. A handful of blueberries helped calm her down. Does anyone else have a brave chicken?