Bob, the chicken farmer
A life-long city man, Bob decided to leave the rat-race, move to the country and become a chicken farmer, so he found a nice chicken farm and bought it. Turned out that his next door neighbour, a kind, generous man named Fred, was also a chicken farmer.
Fred 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.”
Bob was thrilled. Two weeks later the Fred stopped by to see how things were going, and Bob said, “Not too good. All 100 chickens died.”
Fred 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 Fred stops in again. Bob told him, “You’re not going to believe this, but the second 100 chickens died too.”
Astounded, Fred asked, “What went wrong? What did you do to them?”
Well, Bob said, “I’m not sure whether I’m planting them too deep or not far apart enough.”