The backstory and meaning behind the joke “why did the chicken cross the road” had been questioned for many years, and had been misinterpreted many times. If you are one of the many people wondering what the meaning of such a joke could possibly be, you came to the right place.
Back in the 1800’s where chickens were very cheap and many of them were sold so quickly and their lives being very short caused a lot of depression within these chickens. Usually, since the chicken knew it’s fate, it would attempt to run from the coop so it could have a normal life without being eaten, but since there were car-like machines back then, they’d have to cross the road. And getting to the other side would mean they have finally escaped the chicken coop and they’re free. So the punchline to the joke “to get to the other side” would mean that the chicken is finally free from it’s KFC doom.