Cheep thrills: More keep ornamental chickens as house pets

Owners such as Madam Ang are attracted to the docile nature of silkie chickens, which she likens to rabbits.
Owners such as Madam Ang are attracted to the docile nature of silkie chickens, which she likens to rabbits.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

SINGAPORE - On weekday afternoons, when her husband and children are at work, housewife Anne Ang sits by her balcony with her poodle, Mallow, by her side.

Before them, a brood of six silkie chickens bob about in cages, like an adorable screensaver in real time.

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