A Fort Worth resident who's a big fan of Whataburger has built a mini version of the restaurant as a home for her flock of chickens.
According to a release, Trisha Ruiz and her husband moved out to the country on two conditions: That they would have a Whataburger nearby, and would raise chickens.
The couple brought those priorities together with a coop they've built in the prototypical Whataburger A-frame shape.
The "Whatacoop" came about when Trisha pointed out that, while they were within driving distance of a Whataburger, there was none they could walk to.
Her husband vowed to set that straight and got to building. Working from an A-Frame plan, he customized it to their needs, creating spots for the chickens to perch, hide, or socialize, as well as areas on top for the chickens to lay eggs.
Most of their flock consists of the Sillkie breed — fluffy chicks that are soft to the touch.
She nicknames herself the "Krazy Funky Chicken Lady," and has named the chickens after favorite food groups such as Mashed Potatoes, Meatloaf, Tater Tot and Bluebell.
They made the coop visible as you pass by their house. "You can see it from the street, and everyone stops, gets out, and takes pictures," she says.