I have 5 BO girls all the same age, bought at the same time raised together etc. Matilda has always been boss hen, I have made it clear I AM ALPHA HEN. Anyway today they got to free range all day, and I was taking a break from splitting wood. I sat down and a couple of the girls wandered over, Sasha hopped on my leg, and decided it would do for a roost, Sonya was just hanging out, Tilly (Matilda) was watching, I held my hand out to give her a scratch or a pat, and she went after me, pecked my thumb and drew blood. What a kerfluffle. She tried to run away, but did not succeed. I pinned her down, beak to the ground, then carried her around like a loaf of bread for a few minutes. Went back to work and they all did their chicken thing for a couple of hours more.I put them up, checked for eggs, (two) told them they were good girls, gave Tilly a little rub under her wings (she used to really like that) turned and was scratching another one (don't remember which) and she (Tilly) FLEW at me and pecked my arm, and it looked like she was trying to spur me. I snatched her up and flipped her over, repeated the earlier process, and put her back in with the others. I have a bruise the size of a quarter on the top of my arm and where her lower beak hit there is a blood blister (don't know how she managed that) Now what? Will she keep acting this way? Are there methods that work better than my seat of the pants reaction> They are all 17 months, and she is by far the biggest. I think my feelings are hurt worse than anything, but I will NOT keep a critter that is going to attack me. Help?