Was it more vivid than lucid? I ask because it sounds like you were pulled rather than you controlled the direction you went. Maybe it is just the time of year, long nights, cold so we tend to stay indoors and maybe not have as much outside human contact, even the stress of the holidays, but I have talked to a lot of people who are having extremely vivid dreams and for me deja vu is through the roof. Now I don't really give deja vu any real mystical meaning although I have and have had friends who when they feel it have caught the last second or so and said thing like watch "this" and it happens.
As far as the chicken goes, o you find dapper southern men in white suits with goatees sexy? Perhaps you woke up too soon!