1) A coop or hutch for fattening hens.
Examples for 1452-3, 1581, 1599 and 1621 are given under call, but the word remained in use well into the eighteenth century: 1618 certeyne skeps and old fleake & a henkall, Pudsey
1658 coules, cheese press and hencall Ł1 2s, Selby
1728 a hen call, Holmfirth. Wright notes its use in east Yorkshire in 1788.