from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A poultry farm.
- n. See hencoop.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A place where domestic fowl, such as chickens, are reared; a poultry farm.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An inclosed place for keeping hens.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A place where fowls are kept; a poultry-yard.
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The ancestor whose will says, "And I leave to my derely belovd children viz: anna mariah jane martha john hennery mary louizer and stephen" did not have nine children.
A worker, left, collects eggs at a hennery in Changzhi.
At left, a worker collected eggs at a hennery in Changzhi, Shanxi province, China, on Monday.
China's Tainted-Eggs Scare Reuters A worker collects eggs at a hennery in Changzhi, in China's Shanxi province, on Oct. 27.
The common opinion that the farm-raised hen that has free range is healthier or happier than her sister in a well-ordered hennery is not based on facts.
From near the end of this west pipe a 1-1/2-inch pipe was carried due north through the centre of the five-acre lot set apart for the hennery, and into the fields beyond.
But one evening a commotion in the hennery informed her that the depredators were again at work.
A straggling old house, painted yellow, and set down between a corn-field and the village pasture for family cows; old walnut trees growing close to its back and front, young walnut trees thrusting themselves unhindered through beet and tomato patches, and even through the roof of the hennery in the rear, which had been rebuilt to accommodate them, spreading a heavy shade all about, picturesque but unprofitable.
The day is fast passing when the farm consists of a tobacco barn, a pig pen, a cow stable and a hennery.
There was work to be done if he would save the humble quarters of the family porkers from destruction, and the hennery as well.