I myself have never had my hens hatch their eggs but I have really gotten into the standard cochins and they make super moms. Anyway I was just thinking to myself after reading all about bators and such. How can a chicken do something that turns out to be so complicated for us for example temp and humidity control. You just can't make me believe that a chickens butt is better at it than a precise machine. I asked my mother this question and she told me that a broody hen will actually find water puddles and such and wet their under feathers a little before they sit on the eggs. Is that true or did they just have strange chickens and if I decide to allow my cochin to sit the eggs should I make water available that she can stand in? Just curious.