Hello everyone, I just got my first chickens, buff orpingtons, and everything has been going well with them (1 week old now) but today something strange happened. I was sitting down with them in the coop, and I thought I would show them a bunch of different objects to explore/play with. Everything was going fine until I showed them my mp3 player, and for some reason they freaked out BAD! You would think I dropped a rattle snake right in front of them or something. I made no sudden movements, and the mp3 player is just a tiny red box. I thought chicks were supposed to be attracted to red, hence the color of the feeders and waterers. They got so scared a few ran full speed across the coop, one even crashing into the wall (didn't get hurt thankfully), and proceeded to huddle together, petrified in the corner making their distressed peeping sound for at least 10 minutes before they calmed down. I felt so bad for them. Of course I put the mp3 player away immediately, and sprinkled some food around to try to distract them, but they were just scared stiff. I know chickens are suspicious of new objects, but I didn't think they would be downright terrified of some. Everything else I showed them they were OK with, but they sure did hate that mp3 player!