Scott Morrison reveals plan to name pet chickens after wives of former Australian Prime Ministers

Scott Morrison has revealed his family's unusual plan to name pet chickens after the wives of former Australian Prime Ministers.

Much to the delight of his Facebook fans, the politician showed off his DIY skills on Saturday by assembling a chicken coop in the backyard.

The 52-year-old was tasked with the domestic duty by his wife of 30 years, Jenny, and their two daughters, Lily and Abbey.

The construction of the coop was documented on Morrison's social media, with the Prime Minister announcing the project would be dubbed 'Lodge Ladies'.

"They're going to call it Lodge Ladies and name some of their chicks after former PM's wives who lived at The Lodge," Morrison wrote.

"Next step is to get some chickens."

The post - which amassed more than 36,000 likes and 5000 comments - has proved popular among the Prime Minister's Facebook following, with fans appearing to appreciate the glimpse into his personal life.

"I love seeing your personal side. Good job on the coop," one wrote. 

"You're full of positive energy PM," said another. 

Yet the lighthearted post was not so positively received by others, with some Twitter users swiping at the Prime Minister's plan to name the chooks after the wives of former leaders - labelling it "misogynistic".

"I wonder if Lucy Turnbull, Margaret Abbott, Therese Rein, Tim Mathieson, Janette Howard et al will retaliate," one replied.

"They could buy a bucket full of meal worms and call them all 'Scott'."

"I am distinctly uncomfortable about this," tweeted another. "What is he trying to do? He is tone deaf... will the first be called Jenny, just to show this isn't some form of misogyny?"

"Many of us are working longer hours now, no weekend. Many out of work, can't afford DIY weekend projects. Prefer to see him pay for takeaway curry & chookpen installation while he works in [the] community to feed & create shelter for those impacted by fires and COVID," a third user complained.

Morrison recently announced that Australia would open a one-way air bridge with New Zealand, allowing Kiwis to travel to New South Wales and Northern Territory without being required to quarantine on arrival.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has not reciprocated the offer, arguing that while there is still evidence of community transmission in multiple Australian states, a two-way travel bubble wouldn't be worth the risk to New Zealand. 

New Zealanders would still be required to quarantine upon their return and shell out for the 14-day stay - $3100 for an individual and $950 for each additional person to a room.