I decided to slaughter 4 of my Cornish X next week and have Cornish game hens for Christmas dinner. The birds are three weeks old now and weigh between 1 1/4 lb and 1 3/4 lb and I am assuming they will be "close enough" come next weekend. I went online in an attempt to find out how much they would have cost at the store in order to justify to myself the early harvest. Anyhow I found this on a website and now I am slightly confused because I thought the game hens were just young chickens and not a separate breed. http://www.lobels.com/store/main/item.asp?item=198 All-Natural Cornish Game Hens Cornish game hens are a breed of domestic chicken that weigh 20 to 24 ounces when fully mature. They have a light, savory, slightly stronger flavor than chicken, but not as strong as partridge or quail. Game hens are an ideal solution for entertainingjust figure a half or a whole hen per person, depending on appetite size and whether the hens are stuffed. Is that true? Also does anyone know about how much game hens are at a normal grocery store?