Today I was cleaning the chicken coop and one of my girls, Woopie, attacked me! She shot out off one of the nesting boxes and beat the crap out of me. She scratched my face and arms and brought blood! She's never done this before and it really made me mad. Yes she was in the nesting box and had been there for a while. But there were no eggs for her to sit on. After I cleansed my scratches I went back out to the coop. Once again she was in the nest box. This time I went over to her and quickly grabbed her around the neck so she couldn't bite me, but she still tried. She put up such a loud commotion that Rooster rushed over and hopped onto the roost bar and began crowing loudly. She even had all the other hens upset. I checked her over, just to be sure she didn't have any injuries. She was fine. A while later I went back to the coop and saw an egg on the ground. I placed it in one of the nesting boxes and Woopie runs for the nest and quickly sat on it. This is such strange behavior for her. And something even weirder is the fact she has spikes growing on the side of her legs, like rooster has. I have had woopie for a year and she lays white eggs so I know she's a girl. Is this behavior weird or what? Any one got any ideas what's going on?