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hen run

noun
  1. an enclosure for hens, esp one made of chicken wire
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  • Just then I had a fancy for white creatures, and my hen-run was inhabited by white fowls only.

    My Private Menagerie

    Theophile Gautier

  • Cant you take me to the hen-run and let me see your flock of biddies?

  • At that time I used to keep about fifty of various species in a hen-run.

  • The hens are alive, and she tried the gate entering upon the hen-run.

    The Corner House Girls

    Grace Brooks Hill

  • On this kind of description Rome might be called a hen-run and Greece a back yard.