|One day our Santa 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 neighbour, Banta, was also a chicken farmer.|
Banta 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."
Santa was thrilled. Two weeks later Banta stopped by to see how things were going.
Santa said, "Not too good. All 100 chickens died."
Banta 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 Banta stops in again. Santa says, "You`re not going to believe this, but the second 100 chickens died too."
Astounded, Banta asked, "What did you do to them? What went wrong?"
"Well," says Santa, "I`m not sure. But I think I`m not planting them far enough apart."