I've read that Easter Eggers are sweet and gentle, which our 23 wk. pullet normally is, but over the last couple of weeks, she's gotten a mean streak too, biting at our hand when we reach into her portable coop to change/add water or food. Is this normal or is she mad at us? We did the following about 3 weeks ago: 1. Removed the RIR rooster that she grew up with (she only sees him sparingly now as he crows a lot when he's outside - we're looking to re-home him as we can't have roosters); 2. Added 2 RIR chicks to our flock to replace the roo (they're now about 11 wks old); 3. Made her and the chicks sleep outside in their coop (we'd been bringing her inside each night to sleep in a dog crate as the coop wasn't finished); 4. Made her and the chicks stay in their coop more of the time instead of free ranging in the backyard (we went on vacation for 5 days and had my father come over to check on them). She also makes a velaciraptor-sounding noise a lot in the coop and when I carry her from one place to another. And...last week she stopped chasing the chicks around the coop as much, though she's definitely the queen bee. Now today, she drew blood on my hubby's hand when he reached in to change the water dish. He pushed her away and he said she came running back at him. While she hasn't started laying yet, I'm pretty certain that she's a pullet and not an aggressive roo. Her tail feathers aren't feathery like our other roo and she's smaller - and doesn't crow either. I'm at work and don't have a recent picture here. These are our first chickens and I'm befuddled as to what we're doing wrong. Help?!?!?