ADJ. speckled | battery, free-range | mother She fussed around like mother hen. | broody
VERB + HEN keep
HEN + VERB lay (eggs) The hen layed three beautiful speckled eggs. | cackle, cluck, squawk I could hear the hens clucking in the farmyard. | roost | peck, scratch The hens pecked hopefully at the dusty floor.
HEN + NOUN coop, house, roost