Speculation about the strange object abounded:
"It's an exercise ball to "Buff" us all up!" exclaimed the Orpingtons.
"Our application for a Habitat for Humanity home has been accepted," announced the Wyandottes.
Larry Leghorn captured the attention of the entire flock as he explained that the object could be converted to a clever carriage capable of transporting an elite operative group across the road to Farmer Dick's stash of cracked corn. He began recruiting volunteers for the mission, "If we all work together, our gullets will be bulging and we will back in the coop before Farmer Zac and handsome Farmer Sam ever realize we were gone."
Punk Rock Freddy, the shy but intelligent little Silkie, quietly expressed his concern about Larry's theory, "But what about the Mack truck, the marauding dog pack and Charlie the Chickenhawk?"
The group paused for a moment of silence to remember their fallen comrades lost during a reckless excursion after a night of binge beef suet consumption.