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hen

(hĕn)
n.
A female bird, especially the adult female chicken.

hen′nish adj.
hen′nish·ly adv.

hen

1. a mature, egg-laying bird, or bird of egg-laying age that is temporarily not laying eggs; in most cases a female bird more than 5 months old.
2. an adult, female bird.
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That's thirteen, you know, and it's a lucky number for hens.
She and her volunteers have now saved the lives of over 10,000 battery hens.
Brood management is the sixth action within the Defra Hen Harrier Recovery Plan, ultimately aiming to reduce hen harrier predation of grouse chicks on driven grouse moors, leading to an improvement in the conservation status of hen harrier.
Hen harriers are one of the UK's rarest birds of prey with only three successful nests recorded in England this year - all in Northumberland.
Hen harriers are fully protected by law and raptor persecution is a national wildlife crime priority.
Dyma a ganfyddais: | Jesse James g1847 (ganed ei frawd Frank yn 1843) > | Robert Sullee James (tad Jesse) g1818 yn Big Windmill Creek, Logan Co, Kentucky > | John M James (taid Jesse) dim manylion pellach > | William James (hen daid Jesse) g1754 yn King's Stanley, Swydd Gaerloyw, Lloegr > | Capt John James (hen hen daid Jesse) g1709 yn Elk Run, Stafford Co, Virginia.
Each year the British Hen Welfare Trust saves 50,000 birds which face slaughter if they don't lay enough eggs.
The fifth national hen harrier survey showed the number of breeding pairs of the bird of prey in England fell from 12 in 2010 to just four in 2016.
The British Hen Welfare Trust is also in the midst of developing a new learning programme, to be launched in the autumn, where resources will be uploaded online for schools to download.
The older hen has also been around the block once or twice and therefore knows the ins and outs of where to hide from predators, when various predators might be out, where the best berries and weeds are, what to eat and what not to eat.
Analysis of these key factors may be utilized as a useful method to measure the level of animal welfare in actual hen farms where various environmental factors worked compositely.
is pleased to announce the acquisition of its flagship One Hen Academy program and related infrastructure by America SCORES Boston, a top Boston youth development organization and One Hen partner since 2012.