Well everyone knows that chickens have a wide variety of coos and clucks that act as their communication with the world. However, as I was about to take a nap, I heard my sole grown chicken, Merle, let out what could only be described as a bleat. I have never ever heard her make this noise before (she is two years old). I jumped up, as I thought she was being attacked by a hawk or something. She bleated twice more before I got to her. When I rounded the corner of the yard, I found her perched on the fence, normal as can be, with no obvious signs of harm or predator. Does anyone know what this "bleating" means? I know I can't fully describe it in words, but it was loud and it almost didn't sound like her. My reaction can tell you that it seemed very distressed, but she was.....fine?