I've had my BBW hen and tom for a year now. The tom is starting to show his age so to speak but hen is going strong. Lately my mild mannered curious hen has taken to charging me and acting crazy. When the hen acts up, the tom makes strange noises and stomps his feet. Tom is gentle, loves me hates my hubby. Is this part of the mating ritual? How long will this last? Will she go back to being my nice hen? I also want to mention that she has not laid an egg since Feb. All her tail feathers fell out and they still haven't come back. Could this be related? Sorry for all the questions, but I am leary to turn my back on her. The other day, she attacked me while I was planting basil. I backed off and she ate it.