A life-long city man, tired of the rat race, decided he was
going to give up the city life, move to the country, and become
a chicken farmer. He found a nice, used chicken farm, which
he bought. Turns out that his next door neighbor was also a
The neighbor came for a visit one day and said, "Chicken
farming isn't easy. Tell you what. To help you get started,
I'll give you 100 chickens."
The new chicken farmer was thrilled. Two weeks later the
new neighbor stopped by to see how things were going.
The new farmer said, "Not too good. All 100 chickens died."
The neighbor said, "Oh, I can't believe that. I've never had
any trouble with my chickens. I'll give you 100 more."
Another two weeks went by, and the neighbor stops in again.
The new farmer says, "You're not going to believe this, but
the second 100 chickens died too."
Astounded, the neighbor asked, "what went wrong? What did
you do to them?"
Well, says the new farmer, "I'm not sure whether I'm planting
them too deep or not far apart enough."