Early morning shrieks force all the air that has been stagnant in your lungs all night to be expelled. It also leaves everyone in an uproar. Following the scream, a giant wave of orange squawkers winged across the yard and into the coop for safety. In all honesty, I wasn't sure that Duke (Elizabeth's big orange kitty) didn't get tangled in the mix. Curious and a fierce fighter, Duke peered in through the open door while I was getting the water for the chickens from the coop. Association: Birds cats. Help! The impulsive yelp scared everyone in the neighborhood including Duke and my husband.