Calling all Sherlock Holmes out there... Today at lunch, when I went down to the chicken run, a dog cage that was just outside the door of the run was covered in thick red blood. One of my hens had been free ranging around and is thankfully alright, as are all of my other birds. The only clue I could find was a talon wedged in one of the slits. I have matched it up with the hen that was out. Her middle toe has now just a bloody stump for a nail. The bottoms of her feet have blood on them too. I have checked her over and there is no blood around her vent or matted into any of her feathers. So, I'm assuming that the blood didn't come from her, as there is way too much to have come just from her toe. She seems unphased, as do my other hens. Can anyone think of where the blood came from?