Our broody hen has been sitting on her eggs since about Sept 1. She made a nest in some tall grass. We covered her with a cage to protect her. Today we mowed the grass near her so we could turn the cage around her. When I crawled in the cage to check on her, I noticed that she was covered with fire ants. Her left eye is completely swollen shut and she has bites all over her head. We decided to move her and the eggs into the tractor. I picked her up and my husband moved the eggs into a rubbermaid bin with some hay in it. We put her in the coop part of the tractor and set her on her eggs. I ned some advice on what to look for and what to do with her. I checked on her an hour after we put her in there and she wasn't sitting on the eggs, so I put her back on them. I'm afraid that if she stops sitting on them we will lose any potential babies. Also, I'm nervous that the amount of ant bites could harm the hen. This is her first go at sitting on eggs....and ours too. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!! Edited to add pics This is the left eye - swollen shut Right eye Top of head (Sorry...not a great pic) Also....I just checked on her and she is sitting on the eggs.