chicken droppings/blood on eggs question
Our chickens free range during day; mostly they hang around our front stoop, near their coop/pen and between. Some choose to stay in the coop. Our temps are finally above freezing but it has been a long, cold winter for them.
For the last week or so I have noticed some dark, runny droppings where the free rangers go.
Then today two of the eggs (both greenish so I can somewhat narrow down who laid them) had a little blood on them. This happened a couple of months ago (blue eggs, another hen), then nothing.
Is there a connection between the runny droppings and the blood on the eggs? Could one chicken have laid two (ones with blood) eggs in one day (I collect eggs every evening)? This time of year I am at work from early to evening so canÂt observe whoÂs doing what. They are all acting fine. But IÂm worried that one may be sick and that the others may catch it.