I hope I'm posting this in the right spot. I have a mean hen! She is a Rhode Island Red and almost a year old. She started pecking at me and then the kids. Now she is even going after my husband. We are about to get rid of her but I wanted to see if anyone has any ideas on how to tame a chicken. I've tried squirting her with a bottle (only when she's attacking) and ignoring her attacks. Nothing seems to help and my kids are now terrified of her. She's a great layer but I can't deal with pecked children!