Received this joke.
Kermit, a farmer outside of Westby, was in the fertilized egg business. He had several hundred young layers (hens), called "pullets" and eight or ten roosters, whose job was to fertilize the eggs.Kermit, the farmer kept records and any rooster that didn't perform went into the soup pot and was replaced. That took an awful lot of his time so he bought a set of tiny bells and attached them to his roosters. Each bell had a different tone so Kermit could tell from a distance, which rooster was performing.Now he could sit on the porch and fill out an efficiency report simply by listening to the bells. The farmer's favorite rooster was old Butch, and a very fine specimen he was, too.But on this particular morning Kermit noticed old Butch's bell hadn't rung at all! Kermit went to investigate.The other roosters were chasing pullets, bells-a-ringing. The pullets, hearing the roosters coming, would run for cover.But to Farmer Kermit's amazement, Butch had his bell in his beak, so it couldn't ring. He'd sneak up on a pullet, do his job and walk on to the next one.Kermit was so proud of Butch, he entered him in the Vernon County Fair and Butch became an overnight sensation among the judges.The result...The judges not only awarded Butch the No Bell Piece Prize but they also awarded him the Pulletsurprise as well.