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Alektorophobia: Fear of Chickens

Alektorophobia: Fear of Chickens

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Fear of chickens is a rare and specific type of phobia where people develop an irrational fear of chickens. The word alektorophobia comes from the Greek words “alektor”, which means (rooster), and “phobos”, which means fear. People with alektorophobia, suffer from irrational fears of chickens and other birds, it really does not matter if the phobia of chickens was acquired during some specific episode in real life or occurred while sleeping, for some the cause even seems to be genetic, without no known traumatic event to trigger it, real or imagined. Since little scientific research has been done on alektorophobia, we do not know the exact number of people who suffer from it or if it is more common in men or women. German filmmaker Werner Herzog reportedly suffers from it, as does Am...