It's a question people across the world have been asking for years: why did the chicken cross the road?

Today, we may finally know the answer: to wreak havoc at the intersection of Magnolia Avenue and Cherry Street.

The hen's brave decision to cross Magnolia Avenue landed her and her feathers behind bars in the back of a KPD patrol car, bringing a whole new meaning to jailbird.

KPD detained a hen after it caused a commotion during the morning commute.

The fearless feathered female will remain detained with animal control while investigators search for its owner.