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 Hen and ChickensHenchman. Henchboy. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Hen with one Chick.
As fussy as a hen with one chick. Over-anxious about small matters; over-particular and fussy. A hen with one chick is for ever clucking it, and never leaves it in independence a single moment.   1

 Hen and ChickensHenchman. Henchboy. 

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