They Used to be Xmas Hens!
IMHO, Xmas hens should be for Xmas! Close the season after the birds are stocked and then re-open it on the 26th when the kids are on Christmas break. The current schedule amounts to nothing more than another in-season stocking that only those with flexible schedules benefit from. By the time the 26th rolls around, there's little left and what is left is scattered far and wide.