Fri, 2014-03-07 05:00 News Staff
Cove family to address council to learn if they can keep their pets.
By LYNETTE SOWELL
A Copperas Cove family may have to find another home for their pet hens, or face a possible fine. Sgt. Shane Rawlings and his wife, Chelsea, decided to get pet hens for their boys, ages four and six, in June 2013 after Shane returned from his deployment. “My father and I built a coop,” Shane Rawlins said. His father also gave him two hens, and the couple bought more from Cove Feed and Seed. The five hens run free on their fenced Bermuda Street property and return to the coop every evening. “They are so friendly and like to be petted. They’re also very clean,” Chelsea Rawlins said. The family uses the droppings for composting and their garden, she added. The couple also notes they previously had a scorpion problem, which has disappeared since having the hens.