I've got three girls, two Barred rocks and one Rhode island red. My Rhode Island, Mim, is a fierce pecker. You have to watch out when giving her treats because she is Not afraid to grab skin too. Both of my Barred rocks however, go to peck at something and often miss. If there is no threat of someone else stealing it (like Mim), they usually get it pretty quick. But when there is not, they'll go to peck it, but have a thing for drawing back before they even touch it. Its like their afraid to peck it to hard. Eventually they got it, but makes me wonder if my Barred rocks have some eye sight problem, or that their really just soft peckers??