Free Range Chickens

Farmer John once lived on a quiet rural highway but as time went by, the traffic slowly built up and eventually got so heavy<>

and so fast that his free range chickens were being run over, at a rate of three to six a week.<>

So Farmer John called the local police station to complain, “You’ve got to do something about all these people<>

driving so fast and killing all my chickens,” he said to the local police officer.<>

“What do you want me to do?” asked the policeman.<>

“I don’t care, just do something about those crazy drivers!”<>

So the next day the policeman had the Council erect a sign that said:<>


Three days later Farmer John called the policeman and said, “You’ve still got to do something about these drivers.<>

The ‘school crossing’ sign seems to make them go even faster!”<>

So again, they put up a new sign:<>


That really sped them up. So Farmer John called and said, “Your signs are no good. Can I put up my own sign?”<>

In order to get Farmer John off his back said “Sure. Put up your own sign.<>

The phone calls to the Police Station stopped, but curiosity got the better of the Officer, so he called Farmer John,<>

“How’s the problem with the speeding drivers. did you put up your sign?”<>

“Oh, I sure did and not one chicken has been killed.<>

The policeman was really curious and thought he’d better go out and take a look at the sign.<>

He also thought the sign might be something the Police could use elsewhere, to slow drivers down..<>

So he drove out to Farmer John’s house.<>

His jaw dropped the moment he saw the sign.<>


‘Slow down and watch out for chicks!’<>

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