Hi all, My first flock has just matured to 4.5 months and dont seem to be laying yet. I m still trying to build the boxes but don't see eggs laying around.... I understand that the pecking order comes with maturity, and we do have one female who has always shown signs of being the most forward, but has lived peacefully within the flock til now... She is now attacking the other hens and seems like she wants to attack me. I'm curious if chickens can actually hurt an adult, or what is the best way to get her off me if she goes that far. I'm trying not to show any fear around her, but it makes me nervous that's she could peck me til injury or hold on. As well, the rooster has always been docile, and now seems agitated as well, and unfriendly, though less extreme than the hen. I have noticed the two if them going at it. I think I'll try the separation trick for the hen?? Can I keep her in the coop but confined? Any other suggestions, especially concerning human safety ? Tanks all.