He has his own coop now 💞
Latoya Giles was sitting in line at a Popeyes in South Louisiana’s drive-thru in early March when she saw something peculiar. A rooster crossed in front of her automobile and proceeded to stroll to the restaurant’s front door.
Giles had heard rooster stories from her coworkers at the hospital across the street, where she works as a traveling nurse. But it wasn’t until she saw him that she believed a live rooster had taken up home in the Slidell Popeyes parking lot.
“The rooster walked in front of my car as I was approaching the drive-thru [window], so I put on my brake,” Giles told The Dodo. “After that, he went to the door and just remained there, as if gazing in.”
Giles realized that without proof, no one would believe her, so she began photographing the rooster as he stood at the restaurant entrance, waiting for someone to open the door.
Giles spotted something else odd as she drove out of the Popeyes parking lot: a chicken cobweb.
The strange rooster showed up at Popeyes in September, right after Hurricane Ida, and refused to go, according to staff. They searched the area for the rooster’s owner, but when no one claimed him, the staff tenderly adopted him and called him Rocco.
Rocco has become a mascot for the branch, with personnel feeding and caring for him on a daily basis, even building him his own coop. Rocco may have picked an unusual family, but he appears to be happy.
Giles described him as “beautiful and healthy.” “They’re clearly looking after him.”
Giles is now met by the sight of Rocco parading around the parking lot, assessing his kingdom, every morning on her approach to work. And Rocco’s popularity continues to rise.
“Things have gotten a lot better, “Giles remarked. “”Everyone wants to see the chicken,” says the narrator.