Yes. My main flock of 30 9-16 week old pullets want to eat me. They peck my legs & fingers (if and when I HAVE to reach down) like they want to take a chunk and gobble it up. It isn't all of them, none of the younger birds (who were not raised by me, until about 6 weeks old) do it. Not all of my big girls do it maybe 6-8 of them. Possible causes? 1. Too much cuddling/babying as chicks? 2. Bring them too many (healthy)treats? Like they expect treats and if I dont fork them over I am the treat? 3. They are lacking something nutritionally that they think my flesh will provide? I feed them grower %18 mixed 75%-25% with gamebird breeder (the only high protein feed I can get locally undmeicated, I feed the rest mixed oppositely to the dual purpose roosters I'm raising for meat) 5. They're genetically mean birds? These are possibilities I've mulled over, but just dont know what the cause is. They are Easter eggers, a production red, cuckoo marans. I have 10 other breeds, that dont partake in the human violence, and more easter eggers who dont. They free range every day, all day, and have 24/7 access to feed & water. They get along with eachother famously, no bullying or feather plucking/eating. They've only just started this in the last week, could it be the pre laying meanness I've read about here on BYC? And what on earth do I do about it? I've read tons of threads on what to do about aggressive roosters (although the #1 answer is soup pot, of which I agree) but its just not applicable in this situation.. Yet.. I've tried chasing the offender to show her "I'm top hen" but as soon as I try another will peck me & then I'm trying to tell 4 girls running in different directions that I'm boss... It doesn't work. :/ one EE in particular has had multiple serious lessons and has probably gotten worse. Is there anything I'm doing wrong or can do to correct this? Our children currently aren't playing outside except in a small fenced area because our horses are grazing (mowing) the yard currently, but when they're moved back to the pasture & it cools down a bit outside my toddler will be out there, and anyone who hasn't reformed by this will have to be sold (honestly, as a mean chicken, unlikely) or eaten. I want to do anything I can to right this situation, as I'm sure it stems fromvsomerhing I've done wrong...I just dont have a clue? Help If I have left out any key details let me know. Thank you all so much!