President of France Emmanuel Macron has opened a henhouse on the territory of the presidential residence, according to the latest publication on the official Twitter account of the Elysee Palace.
The coop will serve as home for two hens called Agathe and Marianne, a unique gift to the French leader from one of the country's farmer cooperatives.
Vous pensiez connaître tous les recoins du Palais de l'Elysée? Découvrez son poulailler et ses deux nouvelles habitantes: Agathe et Marianne! pic.twitter.com/L6Ecg3AjBh— Élysée (@Elysee) 5 марта 2018 г.
A video attached to the Tuesday post shows the hens arrive at the palace. In the video, Agathe and Marianne are introduced to Macron's dog Nemo, a three-year-old Labrador-Griffon that he and his spouse Brigitte Macron adopted from a rescue shelter in August last year.
Former French President Francois Hollande had a female Labrador called Philae — after the first spacecraft to land on a comet — during his tenure at the Elysee Palace, which has a large garden for pets to cavort in.
The black Labrador puppy was also a gift to Hollande from a Montreal-based foundation for French veterans to thank him for meeting with them during his visit to Canada in November.