1) Buff Orpington, about 1 year and nice big girl not sure of actual weight but a normal big range. 2) She is acting normal accept for SERIOUS broody behavior for about 2 weeks now despite kicking her off the nest a bunch. She has a swollen eye on one side and is scratching her eyes and comb and beak like they are itching her. She also has some almost blister looking marks on her waddles and on her comb. I can't tell whether she is scratching herself like crazy or whether I should be worried she is sick. 3) There is a black mark at the corner of the eye on the side that is swollen. 4) Because she is broody the other hens have been pretty annoyed with her and have opted to sit on her and try to kick her off the nest. 5) She hasn't been doing much since she took up the brooding but when I kicked her out and locked her out of the hen house this afternoon she went straight for the scratch and water. She normally eats scratch, organic feed and greens from our garden. 6) Luckily she pooped in front of me and it was regular consistency with some bright green but also white and otherwise looked like chicken poo. 7) We put triple anti-biotic cream on her eye this afternoon when I discovered it but we can't see whether it is working quite yet. 8 ) We would like to treat this ourselves since we usually do that but I don't know what I am dealing with and it is making me nervous. 9)see below for photos-- taken like 5 minutes ago. 10) We have a small hen house- it gets cleaned regularly and has pine chicken bedding. They have a perch and are quite happy. They also have a small hen yard though they do free range but can't for the last month due to us reseeding our yard. When the lawn is back in they will free range again on our tiny property. We do NOT use chemicals so they would not have come into contact with feritilizers or anything like that. We have had chickens before (when we had a small farm) but a sick chicken is new to us. It is giving me a tummy ache worrying about it. I can't tell whether she is sick or just got poked in the eye or whether sitting broody in the hen house has caused mites or something to irritate her skin. Research on the internet isn't helping at all-- it just keeps saying all the awful diseases she could have. She is itching herself on her comb and rubbing her beak on the ground like it is itching her. If you look closely at the photos you can see there is a pale spot on the rear of her comb that is bit swollen that she keeps scratching (it now has a couple of small scabs back there) and she keeps scratching her eyes and beak and there is a pale almost blister looking mark on one of her waddles- you can see this well in the second photo. Oh and she has been FIGHTING to stay on that nest and won't go outside. She was kicked off today and promptly grabbed the egg our other hen had laid and tucked it under her neck and took off with it. She also won't tolerate being handled and is fighting if we try to do that. Probably because we keep taking her off the nest over and over and she is very annoyed about it. Here are the photos I just took of her-- the ones where you see the black dot are the ones that show the swollen eye. Now I am paranoid that the other side looks swollen but I can't tell whether it is or not.