A group of people gave their interpretations below to solve the issue.
-Descartes: to go to the other side of the road.
-Plato: for the chicken, truth lies on the other side.
-Aristotle; It’s the nature of all chickens.
-Carle Marx: This is a historical inevitability thus it should rise up against it.
-Captain James Kirk: to go where no other chicken has gone before.
-Hippocrates: because of an excessive pancreas disorder.
-Martin Luther King: It dreamt of a world where chickens have the right to cross any road without justifying it.
-Richard Nixon: The chicken hasn’t crossed the road… I repeat she hasn’t crossed the road!
-Nicola Machiavelli: The important thing is that the chicken crossed the road, and it doesn’t matter why. Its urge to cross the road justifies any means to do it.
-Shamel: Because it saw a colorful rooster.
-Sigmund Freud: To wonder why the chicken crossed the road is an indication of suppressed sexual desires.
-Buddha: asking such a question is denying the nature of all chickens.
-Jim Carry: Finally! I thought it’ll never cross!!!
-Stephen Segal: You tell me!
-Charles de Gaulle: Maybe it crossed the road but not the highway!
-Einstein: whether the chicken crossed the road or the road itself moved towards it, this all depends on the chicken speed multiplied by the number of its footsteps.
-George W Bush: This action is a flagrant violation of the UN resolutions. Just the mere notion of the chicken crossing the road without punishment is considered a threat to democracy, freedom and justice. Hence, this proves to us that we should’ve unquestionably destroyed that road long time ago. So, to keep piece in the region, and in order to protect the values we fought for, we decided to send our troops to demolish all poultry farms in that area. This way, no other chicken will be tempted to cross the road again.
-Hamlet: This is not the question.
-Othello: It felt jealous and decided to revolt.
-Nietzsche: because when you look at the road for too long, the road will start looking at you.
-Shakespeare: It didn’t cross the road, but the road tempted the chicken to cross.
-Oscar Wilde: I can believe anything, provided that it is quite incredible.
-Mu`ammar al-Qadhafi : I forgot.
I laughed at the above - I know many of you reading this will have to...
But getting back to the story....
If you remember, last week I told of the iminent arrival of our banty cockerel - companion to Mabel, our hen who had taken up residence with neighbours. Well, the neighbours were moving so it was decided that Mabel would return to the Nesbitt Henhouse complex, together with loverboy himself!
All was planned, so on Saturday night Mabel and Cockerel arrived in their hackney
They were placed into Henhouse 2 and left for the evening. It was at this point I asked neighbour if he had a middle name."Ernest" was the reply - hence the appropriate name for cockerel.
Foolishly, on Sunday morning I opened the door.Ernest and Mabel scuttled out and Ernest spent no time in making a dash for field next door where he spent a cpouple of hours. I let the other hens out and after a while was marvelling at the way they were all integrating - Ernest included. As I chatted to my SIL on the phone I saw Mabel walk along the pavement OUTSIDE the house, ie next to the main road. I dashed outside to see her cross the road, walk through the farmer's field, back to neighbours. Apparantly she was wanting to return home to lay an egg. We left her settle. At dusk I was ushering the hens into their henhouse. Ernest followed them in, but Olwyn, large brown one started pecking him. He made a swift exit into henhouse 2, closely followed by Margie the white hen. Later, Mable was brought back and placed into the same henhouse and soon settled down with both Ernest and Margie, Ernest in the middle of them both. We are leaving them settle for a couple of days - I am taking water and fresh food every morning and evening. In a couple of days we will let them out and see what happens!
Watch this space!
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