20 Chicken Jokes Guaranteed to Leave You Squawking

Anyone who owns chickens knows they're hilarious creatures. If you have chickens of your own, you know they're funnier than the classic "why did the chicken cross the road" joke we hear all the time. Recording chickens can net you comedy gold for internet points, but if you don't have any chickens of your own, you can share in the laughter with the best chicken jokes.

Chickens are classic fodder for comedians everywhere. If you're looking for a way to break the ice or make a great first impression (or an embarrassing one, depending on your style), chicken jokes can certainly help you out. Cow jokes are great, and we always love animal puns, but chickens are the unofficial leaders of farm comedy around here. Read on to get cracked up!

chicken jokes

What do you call a mischievous egg?

A practical yolker!

Did you hear about the chicken that only laid eggs in the winter?

She was no spring chicken.

What do you get if a chicken lays an egg on top of a barn?

An eggroll.

Why did the chicken cross the road twice?

He was a double-crosser!

Why does the chicken go to Burger King?

To see a chicken strip!

How do chickens bake a cake? 

They start from scratch.

Why don't chickens like people? 

Because they beat eggs!

Why does a chicken coop have two doors? 

Because if it had four doors, it would be a chicken sedan!

Why did McDonald's run out of chicken McNuggets?

The farmer counted his chickens before they hatched!

chicken jokes

What do you call a rooster who wakes you up at the same time every morning?

An alarm cluck!

What do you call a group of chickens clucking in unison? 

A Hensemble.

What do you call someone who steals a chicken?

A Chicken Pot Pirate.

What does a chicken need to lay an egg every day?


Why did the duck cross the road?

To prove he wasn't chicken!

Why did the chick disappoint his mother?

He wasn't what he was cracked up to be!

Why is it easy for chicks to talk?

Because talk is cheep!

What did the sick chicken say?

"I have the people-pox!"

Why did the chicken stand in the middle of the road?

He wanted to play squash!

What's a chicken's favorite instrument?

Anything with drumsticks!

What do chicken families do on the weekends?

They take peck-nics!

We didn't have any knock-knock jokes on this list, but we definitely couldn't forget one of the most classic and funniest: "Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the other side!"

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READ MORE: A Brief History of Chickens: Where Do They Come From?