Forget why the chicken crossed the road, instead, how did the chicken cross the road?
The answer: In Portland Police Officer Trummer's patrol car!
Officer Trummer found the chicken roaming around while he was on duty, and solicited the help of a citizen to get the bird inside his cruiser.
Once the chicken was safe and secure, Officer Trummer attempted to find its owner to no avail.
Ultimately, the chicken was turned over to Animal Control.