Because it was bored?
If only it were that simple. ;-D
Johnathan Pearce, of Samizdata, speculates on the answers to this question if asked of American politicians, journalists, preachers, Literary, and TV characters, and celebrities.
This, of course, set off the readership on a quest to speculate on what similar worthies, from around the world, and throughout history, would say, in the comments.
I could not resist joining in the fun. ;-D
Baroness Emmuska Orczy:
We seek the Chicken here, We seek it there,
McDonalds seeks her everywhere.
Is it on this side of the road? -- Is it on that side?
That demmed, elusive Chicken?
William Learned Marcy: I see nothing wrong in the rule that to the Chicken belongs the right to cross the road.
Lady Caroline Lamb: ( Of wanting to know why Chickens cross the road ): Mad, Bad, and Dangerous.
Ludwig (Josef Johann) Wittgenstein [When asked the question]: What we cannot speak about, we must pass over in silence.
Knute Rockne: Show me a Chicken who DIDN'T want to cross the road, and I'll show you a failure.
Robert Benchley: A great many people have come up to me and asked me why Chickens cross the road. My answer is "Don't you wish you knew?"
Duke Ellington: It don't mean thing.
Morrie Ryskind (Who lives on the other side of the road): The other morning I shot a Chicken in my pajamas. How it got into my pajamas I'll never know.
Robert Emmet Sherwood: The trouble with chickens is, they belong to a tasty breed. Maybe it was a smart chicken.
Golda Meir: Chickens only want that which is given naturally to all, to be masters of their own fate, only of their fate.
Louis Armstrong: Man, if you gotta ask you'll never know.
God Bless Bartlett's Familiar Quotations! ;-D