Meaning of HEN in English

HEN

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ battery , free-range ( esp. BrE )

▪ mother

She fussed around like a mother ~.

▪ broody

▪ laying

▪ game ( AmE )

VERB + HEN

▪ keep

HEN + VERB

▪ lay , lay eggs

My ~s have stopped laying.

The ~ laid three beautiful speckled eggs.

▪ cluck , squawk

I could hear the ~s clucking in the farmyard.

▪ roost

▪ peck , scratch

The ~s pecked hopefully at the dusty floor.

HEN + NOUN

▪ coop ( BrE ), house

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