Todd Howard, Executive Producer at Bethesda, revealed that at one point the Radiant Story system was causing chickens to report crimes that the player was commiting:
“Let’s see… something that was good lately… but this was a bug – lately we realised 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!”
EGM’s TAKE: It would have been okay to leave in, as long as we could have convinced the chickens to take bribes.
Source: PC Gamer