I have a not so nice hen named Radish. She bites, hard. She actually will see a finger to bite and goes after it. When there is food in my hand, she doesn't take the food, she takes the finger! I have never feared a hen before! But when she struts up I just dump the food to prevent a wound. Last night we picked her up to worm her and she lashed out at our faces. Why? I have never put her in a situation where she should fear us. However, I got her when she was already laying and perhaps something happened where she came from. I have two other hens from this farm though, and they are sweet as can be. p.s. she IS a hen. I've watched her drop an egg myself.