Ft. Worth woman's 'Whatacoop' is egg-cellent

By Daniela Sternitzky-Di Napoli - Digital News Producer

A Fort Worth Whataburger superfan and chicken lover has gone viral for her unique take on the iconic Texas eatery.

HOUSTON - A Fort Worth Whataburger superfan and chicken lover has gone viral for her unique take on the iconic Texas eatery. 

Trisha Ruiz, aka the Krazy Funky Chicken Lady, and her husband relocated to Fort Worth after he asked her to move to some land in the area, Ruiz told Whataburger

Ruiz told Whataburger she agreed, with the stipulation that the land be no farther than a 10-minute drive to the closest Whataburger and that she could get some chickens.

 

 

Despite getting her wish, Ruiz still wanted a Whataburger within walking distance, so with some creative innovation, her husband built one for her – or well, for her chickens.

Mashed Potato, Meatloaf, Tater Tot and her other 12 chickens now live in a miniature “Whatacoop” designed “just the way they like it” in true Whataburger fashion. 

According to a Whataburger article, the coop includes several spaces where the chickens can perch, hide and socialize. There is even a special place to lay eggs.

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A Fort Worth Whataburger superfan and chicken lover has gone viral for her unique take on the iconic Texas eatery.

Both Ruiz and her chickens are happy with the unusual coop. She plans to expand her flock and possibly even the Whatacoop in the future.

“I think that I'll probably wind up with … I don’t know -- maybe 20. Maybe 25,” Ruiz told Whataburger. “I’ve got enough room, and we’ll just build another Whataburger coop. Or maybe we can put in a drive-thru.”

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