henhouse henhouse  /ˈhɛn ˌhaʊs/


  • (n) a farm building for housing poultry



  1. But he's been working the Washington henhouse since 1970, and he has fought to shield manufacturers from claims and fines.
  2. McCAIN: Foxes are in charge of the henhouse.
  3. On the day I visited last summer, I watched a barefoot Nathaniel walk to the henhouse to collect eggs in an old white bucket, as he did every day.


  • Henhouse Prowlers and Thunder at the Distillery

    Chicago’s critically acclaimed bluegrass band the Henhouse Prowlers will perform at the Catskill Distilling Company on Saturday, July 27 at 8 p.m.
    on July 25, 2013     Source: The River Reporter


  1. Showing no faith in an investigation that will be carried out by the Musahrraf regime, Zardari said, "One does not put the fox in charge of the henhouse."
    on Jan 5, 2008 By: Asif Ali Zardari Source: DailyIndia.com

  2. "It's beyond satire to see what this administration has once again done," Clinton said during a phone-in news conference. "It's the fox guarding the henhouse when it comes to family planning."
    on Oct 18, 2007 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. Today, Florian Mueller, an EU strategist and former MySQL shareholder driving the effort in a partnership with Widenius, warned that "letting Oracle have MySQL is worse than putting the fox in charge of the henhouse because the hens are no threat to...
    on Oct 20, 2009 By: Florian Müller Source: Reuters

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