Translation of hen in Spanish:

hen

gallina, n.

Pronunciation /hɛn//hɛn/

noun

  • 1

    (chicken)
    gallina feminine
    • Children will also delight in the baby piglets, kittens, ducks, and hens that roam free.
    • Now the European Union is in the process of overhauling many practices involving farm animals like hens, calves and pigs.
    • The only things living were a sow, her piglets, and some hens scratching in the dirt.
    • Male hens which are hatched are usually killed the instant they are born as they are of no use whatsoever to the battery farm industry.
    • Shot over a five-year period, the programme reveals secret glimpses into the ordinary, everyday life of cattle, sheep, hens and wildlife on the Cotswold slopes.
  • 2

    (female bird)
    hembra feminine
    (pheasant/bird/sparrow) (invariable adjective) (before noun) hembra
    • 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.
    • The hen usually lays two eggs, which she incubates for about 24 days until they hatch.
    • Displaying to the hen, the flame and gold crest features of the male are fully exposed.
    • Clare's free-range hens are lucky birds; for breakfast she feeds them organic porridge with apple and sultanas, and uses suncream when it gets hot.
    • Tragically it's beyond them to understand the instinct that will make even a domestic hen attack anyone coming between her and her chicks.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Certified organic poultry - including laying hens, broilers, and turkeys - showed even higher rates of growth during this period.
    • If you have - as I do - a yard full of hens and roosters, you learn quickly how emotional these birds are.
    • I couldn't believe how many types of hens there are and how tame they are.
    • Male and female birds are very similar, with the hens distinguished only by their brighter, pinkish-red irides.
    • They're sort of like cardinals - the males are all scarlet and beautiful, and the females are little brown hens.
    • Breeding hens and young chicks eat a greater proportion of animal matter than the rest of the population.
    • My mother kept chickens until all four hens and the three cockerels were stolen just over two weeks ago by the local kids.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • The female red junglefowl is leaner than tame hens.
    • He hid near nests of black woodpeckers, kingfishers, northern hazel hens and Eurasian sparrow hawks.
    • The 5 bantam hens and one California white hen provide excellent grasshopper and slug control.