Police rescue chicks crossing the road in Dhoby Ghaut

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SINGAPORE - Five months after officers from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) rescued a rooster on the road in Hill Street, police officers rescued a clutch of chicks crossing the road in Dhoby Ghaut.

A reader of The Straits Times, identified only by her Facebook username Kaur Pritamkms, sent in videos of police officers trying to rescue a hen that was stuck in a tree in Handy Road, opposite The Cathay.

"The hen is stuck up the tree," she said. "The policeman has rescued the chicks but (they) still want to rescue the hen."

The hen can be heard clucking in the background, and a small crowd gathered to watch.

ST understands that the policemen had been patrolling the area at around 5pm on Wednesday (May 16) when a passer-by informed them that there were chicks crossing the road.

The officers then rescued the chicks and kept them in a cardboard box, but the mother hen was still in the tree.

When Acres officers arrived, the hen had flown away, deputy chief executive Kalai Vanan said.

In January this year, an SCDF officer rescued a rooster from the middle of the road after some initial trouble with the fowl.

A video of the encounter went viral.

Mr Kalai had said then that the rooster probably came from nearby wooded areas.

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