Johnny the Chicken Feeder went out to feed the chickens. Then all the chickens ran away because he forgot to close the chicken coop. In the other coop, the hen Mary was laying eggs and she was yelling "Run Chickens, Run!" John the Rooster ran to Mary the Hen because Mary was John's protector from the other chickens. John was the only rooster who had a source of protection. His voice was also a source of protection with his Cock-a-doodle-doo.