So, I am anxiously waiting the first eggs from my BPR hens any day now. They were hatched June 6th, 2011. Their combs and wattles are in various degrees of maturity, which is kind of weird since they were all hatched on the same day....but anyway. So, there I was, in the yard, in shorts since it was so nice out, and I went to see what that weird noise coming from one of the hens was....I thought, could this be one of the girls laying an egg?! I've never raised chickens before, so all of this is new to me. When I walked over to her, she seemed really aloof and when I reached out to touch her, she pecked at my wedding ring and actually cut me a little. I was pretty surprised. So, then I walked over to the rest of the girls and the cockerel casually came over to me and then pecked at my calf! He pinched me so hard that he drew a little blood too. WHAT GIVES?! And then, when all the girls and boy were in the coop for the night, I went to give them fresh water...One of the hens pecked my head from her roost!!!! I was under the impression that BPR were suppose to be docile. What gives? Are they all just being punky tweens?