I have 8 chicks of a mixture of breeds. One of these is my 6 week old Buff Orpington - Molly. She came to us with bad pasty butt and so didn't have an enjoyable first week with us with the washing and inspecting etc ... We handled her quite alot since being a week old and she has always been very gentle and docile, however a bit of a worryier and slightly flighty. Now shes older and in the coop, she has started to peck quite hard and almost aggressively when hand feeding. The rest of the flock eat from my hands and I hardly feel a thing but with Molly she doesn't even go for the food she just pecks my fingers and she does it very hard now to the point where I would bleed if I let her continue. I noticed when rounding them up to go back into the pen she is the slowest to turn around and waddle back, sometimes confronting me face (looking like she is about to peck me) untill she realises I'm bigger than her so she is best to turn around and do as shes told ... however grudgingly and not without me having to push her a little. Does this sound like the behaviour of a top hen in the making? Maybe an aggressive one? ... or even a roo? ... I always though Orps were generally very sweet but little Molly is slowly turning into a right little madam. All the others, including Peggy who bossess the whole flock around is very gentle with me and haven't yet attempted to peck off my fingers.