This is what you get if you let your fowl run free. Looking for a handout. Scared the hell out of me. Perfect for Halloween.
Of course it doesn't scare my little country cousin Violet. Nor my beloved HuggaMutt, either. This is no mean rooster, either: just one of the several hens that provide MammaDog and her family with eggs. Notice how Ellie doesn't begin to frighten the darned thing.
When Ellie is running free, they know enough to get out of her way. I have no doubt she'd like to catch them, if only for the sport of it.
Remember Lady and the Tramp? Just tear 'em up a bit.