Ricky’s story is a sad one. I spotted him Facebook group, after a man in Reading had found him thrown over a wall and into his garden.

He was unable to keep him because he already had chickens and bred and reared some very rare breeds and was concerned because Ricky was showing signs of disease. He very kindly agreed that we could take him and drove halfway to meet us.

Poor Ricky was riddled with mites and lice, had a respiratory infection and was very thin.

He is a very striking boy, as a frizzle feathered bird of mixed breeding. He has now fully recovered, but remains a shy and nervous boy.

He is named Ricky after Ricky Gervais, because he is funny and he comes from Reading.