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Is there a chicken called a “French hen,” or is this simply a poetic term in the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”?
We think the song refers to just a regular ol’ chicken who maybe says, “Le Cluck.” Whatever a French hen is, the price of three of them (which is what the song requires) was about $45 last year, according to PNC Bank, which since 1984 has calculated the annual price of purchasing your true love everything mentioned in the song. Check this year’s prediction from the folks at www.pncbank.com/12days/.