A Fox, Chicken and Sack of Grain

You have a fox, a chicken and a sack of grain. You must cross a river with only one of them at a time. If you leave the fox with the chicken he will eat it; if you leave the chicken with the grain he will eat it. How can you get all three across safely?

Fox and (little) chicken

Take the chicken over first. Go back and bring the grain next, but instead of leaving the chicken with the grain, come back with the chicken. Leave the chicken on the first side and take the fox with you. Leave it on the other side with the grain. Finally, go back over and get the chicken and bring it over.

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96 Comments on "A Fox, Chicken and Sack of Grain"

Justin says
October 21, 2014 @ 06:52

Bring the fox over, then bring the chicken over and finally do the heimlick on him and get the seed.


Danny says
March 9, 2015 @ 21:24

Take the chicken, then the fox. Bring the chicken back and take the grain. Then go back and get the chicken.

kaeley says
March 24, 2015 @ 21:17

you bring the grain, go for the fox and bring the chicken last.

Quantum Raven says
April 3, 2015 @ 09:41

Take chicken to side 2
Take grain to side 2, but bring the chicken to side 1.
Take the fox to side 2
Take the chicken to side 2

Random Person says
April 10, 2015 @ 16:10

Take the chicken, then take the grain but then bring the chicken back take the fox, then take the go back for the chicken.

ilovechicken says
May 23, 2015 @ 14:27


isaak says
June 2, 2015 @ 18:18

You get the duck and bring it to the other side and then you get the fox and bring it then you bring the duck back with you then you get the grain and leave the duck and then you go back for the duck

FrEaK bOi says
August 10, 2015 @ 09:58

You bring the chicken over.
Go back for the wheat.
Drop the wheat off and bring back then chicken.
Then leave the chicken on the original side n pick up the Fox. Drop the Fox off.
Then go back for the chicken duh.

Angeleena says
August 31, 2015 @ 20:22

first you take the chicken drop it off then you go back and get the dog but pick up the chicken when u drop the dog off then go back and drop off the chicken and take the wheat there then go back and get the chicken and take him back WALA MAGIC!! IF SHOULD TAKE YOU 7 TRIPS THATS YOUR HINT :)

bradley bage says
September 22, 2015 @ 10:00

leave the fox its a danger or buy a cage for the chicken so the fox cant get it and it cant eat the seed

# duh says
October 1, 2015 @ 15:57

Take the fox, the seed and then the chicken

Dan says
October 1, 2015 @ 16:42

@duh When you take the fox over, the chicken will eat the grain.

Hayden says
October 8, 2015 @ 05:14

Bring the chicken then the fox bring the chick bag then the grains the the chick

Jesus says
October 20, 2015 @ 13:19

Put the chicken in a cage. Problem solved.

Dan says
October 20, 2015 @ 13:36

If you only had a cage :)

Katelyn says
November 5, 2015 @ 02:56

Take the chicken then the fox and take the chicken back then take th grain over and then take the chicken over again

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