Anxin Kampung Chicken (No Growth Hormones)
Anxin chicken is a specially branded chicken meat because it is safer and healthier choice for the discerning consumers. The chicken is reared in a clean environment and using natural health supplements and probiotics (Lactobacillus sp.). Committed and confidently assuring the customers that the chicken meat that they buy is free from antibiotics and chemical growth hormones. This assurance comes in the form of a yellow band around “Anxin Chicken” leg printed “GG” and “Antibiotic residues free”.
Toh Thye San Farm has 12 farms in the Sepang region – one breeder and 11 broiler farms. All 12 farms are accredited by Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA), as well as the Department of Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture in Malaysia. Many restaurants in Singapore get their chicken supplies from here. Kenny Toh is the family’s third generation farmer.
The farm rears two breeds of chickens – the commercial white broiler and the coloured broiler Naked Neck chickens (let’s call it Anxin chicken). The chicken rice we eat usually use white broiler which is slaughted between 5 to 7 weeks when their weight reaches 1.2-1.5kg. Anxin chicken, however, takes 13 to 15 weeks to grow into 2kg.
According to Kenny, Anxin chickens feed on corn, wheat, organic selenium, vitamins, orgacids and probiotics and some five-spice flavouring. On top of that, the chickens drink distilled tap water. They are free to roam around and will stay in the same pen for entire lives so as not to stress them.
You can easily recognize Anxin Chicken by a yellow band around the leg with the letters GG on them. They are definitely more expensive but I tell you, it’s worth it for the quality meat that you get. They can sometimes be found in NTUC supermarkets and sold as “Kampong Chicken”.