Chicken farm

9 Mar

There was a man who came from the city, wanting to start a chicken farm of his own. He went to a local hatchery to buy some chickens, and bought 500 fine White Rock chicks.

The next week he came back to the hatchery and bought 500 top quality Rhode Island Red chicks.

The following week it was 500 Cornish chicks.

This went on for weeks, until finally the hatchery man could stand it no longer.

“Wow, you must be starting a huge poultry farm with all of these chickens!” he said to the city slicker.

“Not so big really,” the man sighed. “I’m just having a little trouble with this first crop – I can’t tell if I’m planting them too deep or too close together.”


Okay, that was terrible, I admit it. Those wacky city slickers!

But here is something that’s EVEN WORSE than that joke: Yes, someone once dreamt of a site that would post a new poultry-related joke EVERY SINGLE DAY. It started on 16 October 2008 and lasted 200 jokes, until 3 May 2009. Is that a joke a day for that time? I don’t know, I’m crap at maths.

There are many, many crap jokes on But there are actually a few okay ones, too, as shown by these:

Chicken Joke #194
Q: Why was the chicken look up “painters” in the phone book?
A: He wanted to find someone to paint him naked.

Chicken Joke #195
Q: Why did the chicken even have a phone book?
A: It was 1995.

Phone book jokes = always hilarious. See also: pager jokes.


4 Responses to “Chicken farm”

  1. RET March 10, 2011 at 7:05 am #

    You know, I’m positive there’s some sort of pun involving the term ‘chick lit’ that is supposed to be inserted here.

    I didn’t follow the link, but I daresay there’s more than a few that involve divining the rationale of pedestrian poultry…

  2. literatechicken March 10, 2011 at 10:46 pm #

    Funnily enough (or not at all funny), there aren’t that many of that particular breed of joke on that site. It’s much more random – it’s like the guy who wrote them (it MUST have been a guy!) looked around the room, saw something, and made up a joke about it. Eg: “I’m drinking coffee. Hey! Why did the chicken spill hot coffee all over him when he was trying to drink it? He had Parkinsons [sic].”

    Also, yes to the chick lit joke. Oddly enough, that didn’t occur to me for a while after I came up with the hilarious ‘book book book’ thing though. It’s the second joke I’ve ever made up (the first being, when I was about 10, “What happened when the computer fell over? He got a slipped disc/k!” Champagne comedy, people).

  3. shaunthompson March 13, 2011 at 2:33 pm #

    I don’t think I’ve ever made up a joke. Unless you count the time I told someone that they’d “twisted my almond” when they eventually convinced me to try some of their friand.

    But I do know of a friend whose nephew or niece made up the following joke:

    Q: What weighs 400 lbs and sits in the corner?
    A: The very naughty refrigerator.

    (I don’t know if 400 lbs is accurate, but that is the figure quoted in the original joke.)

  4. Nae June 3, 2011 at 10:53 pm #

    ‘Q: Why was the chicken look up “painters” in the phone book?’
    Answer : Why was chicken did has such poor grammar? Makes as much sense as the joke.

    Also, while we’re revealing our joke history, here is my first (at a very young age)… Q: What do you get if you cross a poo and a mirror? A: A dirty mirror!

    Shaun, I think you should take credit for the great joke I’ve been told was made by your brother… Q: What’s red and weighs nothing? A: No tomatoes.

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