Prince Harry and Meghan Markle adopt Ellen DeGeneres’ chicken named ‘Sinkie’ after being bullied by her flock – and will now live out her days at the couple’s $14.5million Montecito mansion

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have adopted one of Ellen DeGeneres‘ ailing chickens which was being bullied.

The former talk show host, whose sprawling $25 million Montecito compound is just a five minute drive from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex‘s $14.5 million mansion took to Instagram on Saturday morning to update her 139 million followers on the progress of ‘Sinkie’, a rescue chicken.

Animal lover DeGeneres, 65, has been sharing regular health updates with fans about Sinkie, who suffered a broken fibula bone in her leg shortly before Christmas.

Ellen revealed she and wife Portia de Rossi called the rescue bird ‘Sinkie’ because she took up residence in an old stone sink in her back yard.

The picture of Sinkie, which was posted on Ellen's Instagram, appeared to be taken outside the Sussex's large wooden coop

The picture of Sinkie, which was posted on Ellen’s Instagram, appeared to be taken outside the Sussex’s large wooden coop

Ellen revealed she and wife Portia de Rossi called the rescue bird 'Sinkie' because she took up residence in an old stone sink in her back yard

Ellen revealed she and wife Portia de Rossi called the rescue bird ‘Sinkie’ because she took up residence in an old stone sink in her back yard

During her infamous interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan revealed 'I just love rescuing' as she gave Winfrey a tour of her coop which is named 'Archie's Chick Inn'

During her infamous interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan revealed ‘I just love rescuing’ as she gave Winfrey a tour of her coop which is named ‘Archie’s Chick Inn’

Animal lover Ellen DeGeneres has been sharing regular health updates with fans about Sinkie, who suffered a broken fibula bone in her leg shortly before Christmas

Animal lover Ellen DeGeneres has been sharing regular health updates with fans about Sinkie, who suffered a broken fibula bone in her leg shortly before Christmas

‘I know it’s a stupid name. You can blame Steve Carell for that, he named her,’ joked DeGeneres, referring to The Office star Carell who is also a close friend.

But while Sinkie’s leg successfully healed, the bird was being bullied by DeGeneres’ other rescue chickens, hence her relocation.

Writing under a picture of Sinkie enjoying meal of fresh lettuce, DeGeneres said: ‘Sinkie’s leg is fixed but our chickens were still picking on her so she had to be re-homed.

‘Luckily our friends Harry and Meghan’s coop had room for one more. Not sure yet what her royal title will be.’

The picture appeared to be taken outside the Sussex’s large wooden coop.

Fans immediately offered suggestions for Sinkie’s new regal name.

‘HRH Sinkie’ offered one while another suggested, ‘Lady Sinkington would be such a cute royal title for Sinkie!’

Another gushed: ‘Sinkie is lucky. Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet will spoil her.’

During her infamous interview with Oprah Winfrey – when she accused members of the Royal family of being racist for questioning what color Archie’s skin might be – Meghan revealed ‘I just love rescuing’ as she gave Winfrey a tour of her coop which is named ‘Archie’s Chick Inn.’

The hens were rescued from a Californian factory farm.

Meghan told Oprah the coop was part of her plan to ‘live authentically’ and ‘get back down to basics.’

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