my buff orpington had recently started peck(biting) me. she has always been very sweet. i have posted here recently about this. she has a prob with one of her legs. a little limp a rooster tried get to get her and when she ran she hurt her foot. i think her middle toe is a little swollen. anyway she started pecking me. i would sit and she would come to get in my lap like she always has. i sat her in my lap. ok for a few minutes then growling like and bites. im like ok you cant sit in my lap if you are just going to peck and bite. hurts dont you knowe! felt like she almost took my arm off friday. anyway. we were out of town yesterday and the poor girls had to be in their pen allday but they have a big pen. they free range most all the time. so i check on them when we get home late last night . they are in bed and fine. i let them out extra early this morning. talk to them some come back in and lay back down. so i go out a while ago and she is after my hands feet just strange acting about it. was she mad cause they had to stay in yesterday or what? also she is pecked at not really picked on by petunia barred rock hen. she is afraid of her. could she think that i am at the bottom of the pecking order? calll me crazy i know they are just chickens but they think and love too. what can i do? leave her alone. i hate to not put her in my lap when she is obviously wanting me to but gheeeee this peck biting hurts like crazy. i still had a knot on my arm yesterday from friday.