A life-long city man, tired of the rat race, decided he was going to give up the city life, move to the country, and become a chicken farmer. He bought a nice, used chicken farm and moved in. As it turned out, his next door neighbor was also a chicken farmer.
The neighbor 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.”
The new chicken farmer was thrilled.
Two weeks later the neighbor dropped by to see how things were going.
The new farmer said, “Not too well. All 100 chickens died.”
The neighbor 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 the neighbor stopped by again.
The new farmer said, “You’re not going to believe this, but the second 100 chickens died too.”
Astounded, the neighbor asked, “What went wrong?”
The new farmer said, “Well, I’m not sure whether I’m planting them too deep or too close together.”