After having to rehome our light brahma cockerel at 9 weeks, we were left with 4 girls (barred plymouth rock, NH red, EE, light brahma). The Barred Rock stepped up to lead the girls and i saw a clear pecking order at 12 weeks. They are 16 weeks tomorrow and I cant wait to see who will be the first to lay an egg (my bet is on the NH red) So many physical changes have been happening lately to the girls too. My issue lately is that the Barred Rock is biting me. The girls are held every day (they really only tolerate this!), come running when they hear me, climb on my lap, eat from my hand with no issues but when i pick up poop, she goes after my hands. I usually stop what i am doing and pick her up and just carry her around for a while. She doesnt love it, but doesnt struggle either. I put her down and resume the dootie duty and she bites my hands! I have read lots of old advice about what to do about a biting hen, but wondered what really works. Also, is it normal for them to "scratch" me with their beaks? One gets on my lap or shoes and scratches with her feet like i am dirt! They do the normal peck at the freckles, clothes and buttons but its never hard, like when they eat from my hand. Any suggestions are appreciated!