When Trisha Ruiz’s husband asked her to move to more rural area in Fort Worth, she had two conditions: She had to be close to a Whataburger, and she wanted chickens.
Her husband conceded, while also granting two wishes in one — a Whataburger-themed chicken coop, sporting the chain’s “W” logo and bold orange and white stripes.
Instead of the fast food restaurant’s “Whatachick’n” strips and bites, here you’ll find Ruiz’s 15 fluffy chickens sporting orange and white bibs and bowties.
Mashed Potato, Greasy Grizz, Bluebell and all the other chickens spend their day laying eggs in the coop’s many hiding places, waddling around the yard eating bugs, and snacking on the grapes and cantaloupe Ruiz brings them as a treat.
The chickens' home has become a bit of a landmark.
“You can see it from the street, and everyone stops, gets out and takes pictures,” Ruiz said to Whataburger. “Everyone says, ‘We love your Whatacoop!’”
Ruiz, who calls herself the “Krazy Funky Chicken Lady,” has no plans to keep her flock small — she’s more than willing to expand her Whatacoop.
“I think that I'll probably wind up with … I don’t know— maybe 20. Maybe 25,” Ruiz said to Whataburger. I’ve got enough room, and we’ll just build another Whataburger coop. Or maybe we can put in a drive-thru.”
Luckily, Ruiz doesn’t have to go far to get her favorite fast food either. She lives within 10 minutes of an actual Whataburger.
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