The smallest of my three 11 month old EEs, "Chickie", has always been my most loveable, easy going, jumps in your lap to cuddle kind of girl. About a month ago, I was outside wearing sandals with pink painted toenails when she lunged and pecked at my toes. OUCH! Understandable, as she probably thought my toes were berries or something. I would push her away and try to hide my toes in my shoes. After a few times of this, she would get mad at me when I pushed her away and bite me on the hand or arm HARD. I figured I'd just have to start wearing shoes that hid my toes. But now when I go out there, with clogs that completely cover my whole foot, she'll still stalk my feet or legs, lunge at them and peck hard. If I see her stalking me and try to move my feet away, she lunges at my legs and bites my legs (different from just pecking as she pinches off my skin and pulls). It really hurts, so now I can't even wear shorts without being nervous around her. I swear, the way she acts right before she does this, is like a snake getting ready to strike. I know right before she's about to strike (I see this look in her eye), but I'm not fast enough to jump out of the way! Again, if I see her about to strike and attempt to push her away, she bites at my hand/or arm and it's totally different than how she pecks when she's going after a freckle. What happened to my sweet girl? Just as an FYI, she happens to be lowest on the pecking order and sometimes get bullied by the head pullet, Fluffy. Also, Chickie now is the only one who doesn't "squat" in submission when I pet her back. Is she taking her frustrations out on me? Do I need to re-establish the fact that I'm at the ultimate top of the pecking order and discipline her (can you discipline a chicken?) when she pecks me like that? She looks perfectly healthy, lays an egg-a-day, and still enjoys being held. My other two pullets have NEVER pecked at me in such a malicious way. As nervous as it makes me sometimes to be around Chickie lately, I can't imagine ever having a rooster!