"It's the honor of the thing."
That's what the chicken and her kind get for participating in the Great Chicken Fry-Off IV: honor.
Chickens know it is a gesture of deepest respect to kill something, pluck it, dismember it, dredge it in flour, and fry it in bubbling oil! From the time of the ancients, this is how mankind has honored those he esteems. It is possible—just maybe—that the chicken shown here is just a smidge less than flattered.
Oh, we don't know. Perhaps we're reading too much into those soulful eyes aquiver with barely suppressed confusion. Or that beak, twisted from the barest hint of trepidation. But, no. No! It's an honor the chicken is proud to receive.
We said it's an honor.