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n. (plural of hen English)

Usage examples of "hens".

Henrietta Hen seen so many hens and roosters and chicks as she found on every side of her, at the fair.

She remembered that some of the other hens at the fair had been haughty and proud and had smoothed their feathers, declaring boldly that they expected to win the first prize.

Then they come out in couples and waddle under the wrong fence into the lower meadow, fly madly under the tool-house, pitch blindly in with the sitting hens, and out again in short order, all the time quacking and squawking, honking and hissing like a bewildered orchestra.

There does not seem to be the slightest danger for the moment, however, and our hens lay and sit and sit and lay as if laying and sitting were the twin purposes of life.

He calls the hens about him when I throw corn from the basket, but many a time I have seen him swallow hurriedly, and in private, some dainty titbit he has found unexpectedly.

I suppose he is anxious to waken his hens and get them at their daily task, and so he disturbs the entire community.

He is so inexpressibly dull, so destitute of humour, that I did not think it likely he would see in the performance anything more than a flock of hens going up a ladder to roost.

I have made it for ever impossible for him to watch his hens without an occasional glance at the cocks.

May ducks turn to the left for their coops, the June ducks follow the hens to the top meadow, and even the idiot gosling has an inspiration now and then and stumbles on his own habitation.

Having discovered an interesting disease called Scaly Leg in the July number, I took the magazine out into the poultry-yard and identified the malady on three hens and a cock.

Old hens were held firmly at sixpence, and it is my experience that they always have to be, at whatever price.

The orchard is better for the hens and hogs and cows, and they are better for the orchard.

I felt no hesitation about this venture, for I did not intend to ask more of my hens than a well-disposed hen ought to be willing to grant.

Two-hundred-eggs-a-year hens are scarcer than hens with teeth, and I was not looking for the unusual.

I do not know what it costs to feed one or all of them, but I do know what moneys I have received for eggs, young cockerels, and old hens, and I am satisfied.