Hello fellow chicken people! I have a young mixed flock of pullets and one cockerel that are 22 weeks old. I know one or two have started laying and the others are showing signs of starting soon. Anyway, one of my Easter Eggers (I have two) has suddenly started acting aggressive towards me - I mean full on attacking my hand when I hold it out to her with pecking and kicking and that low clucking sound they make when trying to be bossy. I’m not afraid of her or anything like that, just wondering why this is happening (she’s showing me more sass than my cockerel has!). Could it be hormones (because maybe she’s getting ready to lay)? Could it be because I was gone for three days camping (I spend a lot of time with them and she likes to sit in my lap and cuddle), and she’s mad at me? When I returned she jumped right into my lap and cuddled under my arm, but a little later after jumping down she got all feisty with me. Anyway, just wondering if anyone has had experience with this .