my true love sent to me
3 French Hens
Maybe there were one of each; the Crevecoeur, Houdans and the La Fleche. The fact that the lyrics referr to a French variety of chicken might tip the scales toward the possibility of the song originating in France; or the words 'French Hens' may have just sounded good.
Either way, here is your devotion for the 3rd day of Christmas!