I have 4 buff orp hens that are 10 months old. They have always been timid, docile and easily handled. In the last two weeks, the biggest of the 4 has started pecking my husband and myself. At first, it was just our pant legs, I thought she was wanted picked up. Now, she is aggresively attacking us. She just put a blood blister on my wrist!! It has nothing to do with eggs. She is demonstrating this behaviour in the run and the house. The Orps are the low chickens in the pecking order and she is not acting out against the other hens, just myself and my husband. When she pecked me hard enough to raise a welt, I gently kicked her. She came right back at me! I reached down and picked her up, and she became docile again. I cannot have this behaviour and I will not tolerate an attacking chicken. Does anyone have any ideas?? If I can not break this behaviour, she will be noodles. Any suggestions?