Fred the Chicken Farmer
A life-long city man, Fred, 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. It turned out that his next door neighbor, a kind, generous
man named Bob, was also a chicken farmer.
Bob 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."
Fred was thrilled. Two weeks later Bob stopped by to see how things
were going. Fred said sadly, "Not too good. All the chickens died."
Bob 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 Bob stops in again. Fred explained,
"You're not going to believe this, but the second 100 chickens died, too!"
Astounded, Bob asked, "What went wrong? What did you do to them?"
Well, Fred said, "I'm not sure whether I'm planting them too deep or not
far apart enough."