A game as expansive as Skyrim is bound to have a few bugs. Todd Howard revealed to PC Gamers one of the most surprising of these bugs was chickens that reported crimes. Spy Chickens, crime-conscience cuccos[pictured], whatever you want to call them, were tattling on the devs.
PC Gamer: “Can you think of anything you’ve seen Radiant Story do that’s surprised you?”
Todd Howard: Let’s see… something that was good lately… but this was a bug – lately we realised(sic) that chickens were reporting crimes. I found that very funny. That was just last week: “Why are we getting caught?” “Oh, the CHICKENS are reporting the crimes!”
PC Gamer: (Laughs) If there’s some way that could be made clear to the player, that’d be a great feature.
Todd Howard: That actually took us a while to track down, that bug. Like, “Why is this happening?” (Laughs)
Source: PC Gamer