- A place where you feel helpless. Limited choice. A chicken is a bird that cannot fly. When faced with danger, her only recourse is to run or hide. Is there something you are running from? Hiding from? Are you faced with something that seems overwhelming? Something that seems too large to combat? It is an irony that those who bully others are actually afraid themselves. They are acting from fear in a way they cannot see or will not admit. They are cowards getting to play the role of a bully.