Farmer complains Brad Pitt film is scaring his chickens

Farmer Complains Brad Pitt Film Is Scaring His Chickens
Farmer Complains Brad Pitt Film Is Scaring His Chickens

To most people, Brad Pitt is a beloved movie star and one-half of Hollywood's greatest power couple -- but to one Irish farmer, he's just the guy who's messing with his livelihood by frightening his animals.

Jason McKillon, a farmer from Ballygally in Northern Ireland, is complaining that the explosions and movie set gunfire for the filming of Pitt's upcoming film, "The Lost City of Z," are terrifying his livestock.

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While it's slightly tempting to tell them to "stop acting like chickens," that's impossible, because they're actual chickens.

McKillon told The Larne Times that the booms were so loud they shook his house, and caused some of the hens to fly away.

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Not only that, but he believes the pyrotechnics frightened his neighbors' animals as well.

McKillon says the sounds caused horses to escape their fields, bulls to charge and knock their rough over, cows to moo anxiously in fear and even the family dog to cower and hide.

Local newspapers covering the production suggest that the explosions do seem to be pretty large, sending huge clouds of smoke into the air.

McKillon says the main frustration is the production didn't tell anyone in about the disruptions. Had farmers been notified, the animals could have been safely moved or secured in advance.

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