Woody Woodpecker is playing pool in his barn. He loses control of one of the balls (the white one), which bounces across the yard and lands in a hen house. When he goes to get it, an overprotective setting hen will not let him have it, thinking that Woody is trying to steal one of her eggs. Woody loses the battle that follows, so he tries a rod and reel, baited with corn. The hen hooks it up with the light circuit and almost electrocutes Woody. He tries hypnotizing her with nylons, but she beats him back to the eggs. A disguise as a love struck French rooster with a Charles Boyer accent finally gets her off the nest, but Woody drops the eggs. The baby chicks that pop out of the broken eggs make the hen happy, so all is forgiven.