He described her then as “a mother hen who took care of everyone.”
“It was one of those magical moments, and Julie was our mother hen,” he said of Taymor.
Nemirovskaya, with her robust intellectual and physical presence, plays the role of chair and mother hen.
With a soft swoop like a mother hen, Mrs. Anderson descended upon the boy, who did not dare resist that gentle authority.
She would be with them like a mother hen with a brood of ducks.
The chickens looked at him sideways, peeping and calling the mother hen.
From the poultry-yard he will gather the dropped feathers of the mother hen.
There might be a mother hen with chickens, in a pen which he could find a way into.
"Well, that's just what the mother hen thought," said Grandpa Brown.
When she was, she reminded her children of a mother hen ruffling its feathers.