OK, let's get it over with... Why did the chicken cross the road?

Sorry, you will just have to wait for the answer until after a brief chicken history.
(You didn't think I was going let you go that easy did you?)

I guess in the culinary world the most sought after recipe is that for another way of
preparing chicken. From soup to stuffed, stir-fried to southern fried, this extremely
versatile of all farm animals has had hundreds of recipe books dedicated to it
along with being an infamous Republican presidential campaign slogan
of a "Chicken in every Pot" during the 1930's to show the hope of
American prosperity during the "Great Depression".

Studies suggest that the original domesticated chicken was most likely from Thailand,
although multiple origin locations have been suggested as well. The first
archaeological evidence to date is from China about 5400 BC.

It is believed that chickens were brought to the Polynesian islands from southeast Asia  
about 3300 years ago. While it was assumed that they had been brought to the
Americas with the Spanish conquistadors, in fact the pre-Columbian
chicken has been identified at several sites throughout the
Americas, most notably in Chile around 1350 AD.,
150 years before Columbus.

So needless to say, as long as there have  been chickens, there have probably
been chicken jokes. And now the answer you all have been waiting for:

Why did the chicken cross the road? To get out of New Jersey.

Since you enjoyed that one, here are a few more chicken jokes for you to cluck at:

What is Super Chicken's real identity? Cluck Kent.

What is a chicken's favorite TV show ? Hentertainment Tonight.

What is a chicken's favorite instrument? The drums, because they have the sticks.

What do you get when you cross a chicken and a centipede? Drumsticks for everyone!

Why does a chicken coop have two doors? With four doors it would be a chicken sedan.

What do chickens serve at birthday parties? Coop-cakes!

Why did the rooster file for divorce? He was tired of being hen-pecked.

What do chicken families do on the weekend? They go on peck-nics!

Which day of the week do chickens hate most? Fry-day.

What do bad chickens lay? Deviled eggs.

Which chicken is the most feared ? Attila the Hen.

Why did the chicken cross the internet? It wanted to get to the other site.

What do you call a rooster who wakes you up? An alarm cluck.

What do you call a crazy chicken? A cuckoo cluck.

Why don't you believe what baby chicks have to say? Because talk is cheep.

What does a chicken use when it sneezes? A henkerchief.

What time do chickens go to lunch? Twelve O'cluck.

Which religious man do chickens fear most? The friar.

How long do chickens work? Around the cluck.

What do you get if you cross a hen with a dog? Pooched eggs.

Where are most chicks born? In Chick-cago.

How do you stop a rooster from crowing on Sunday? Eat him on Saturday!

Why did the chicken stop crossing the road? She was probably just as sick and
tired of all these silly chicken jokes as I am...
Yuck Yuck, Cluck Cluck