Noun(1) adult female chicken(2) adult female bird(3) flesh of an older chicken suitable for stewing(4) female of certain aquatic animals e.g. octopus or lobster
(1) Usually the hen bird would fly off and work her way through the undergrowth in rather a flurry as one approached the nest, so this usually served as a warning to tread carefully.(2) The hen usually lays two eggs, which she incubates for about 24 days until they hatch.(3) In adults, the cock has a crimson crown while the hen 's cap is dull white; the young of both sexes usually show touches of red on the crown.(4) Displaying to the hen , the flame and gold crest features of the male are fully exposed.(5) In early spring the turkey hen began to lay and when she had 12-15 eggs laid around St. Patrick's Day they began to hatch.(6) Tragically it's beyond them to understand the instinct that will make even a domestic hen attack anyone coming between her and her chicks.(7) International cuisine uses the eggs of other birds, including ducks, geese, sparrows, quails and ostriches, but it is the hen that has been universally domesticated.(8) Down below me in a shallow margin I watched a ragged hen salmon, bursting with eggs, preparing to spawn with a huge cock fish that had a kype like a fist and a tail like a shovel.(9) and I really like you too, hen(10) Well before the cock is over the nest, the hen rises and approaches him from below, turns over almost upside down and catches the prey as he drops it.(11) Pan-roasted guinea hen , golden as the duck, is sparked by a sauce of tomato and lovage.(12) Certified organic poultry - including laying hens , broilers, and turkeys - showed even higher rates of growth during this period.(13) My mother kept chickens until all four hens and the three cockerels were stolen just over two weeks ago by the local kids.(14) He hid near nests of black woodpeckers, kingfishers, northern hazel hens and Eurasian sparrow hawks.(15) It went into the ├ö├ç├┐fish bank├ö├ç├û - a cage in the river where the best hens are kept for breeding at the end of the season.(16) Chickens raised for meat are dumped into sheds housing thousands of birds, while hens raised for their eggs are stuffed into cages and after they churn out hundreds of eggs, they, too, are slaughtered.
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