Task force set up to control chicken population at Sin Ming Court

A National Parks Board survey in March found 69 chickens in the estate. ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
All 15 residents that The Straits Times spoke to said they enjoyed the presence of the chickens. ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
The task force also educates people to not feed the chickens, which is believed to be a driving force for overpopulation. ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
A sign advising residents not to feed the chickens near Block 450 Sin Ming Avenue. ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
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SINGAPORE - The authorities are taking a more consultative approach in managing free-roaming chickens at Sin Ming Court, after people cried "fowl" over the covert culling of chickens there in 2017.

In recent months, some residents have had their feathers ruffled by roosters crowing at all times of the day, occasionally as late - or early - as 2am.

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