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- Feb 3, 2007
Ivy was on her death bed at the same time my RIR, Rosemary, was dying from internal laying. I'd lost three before those two began showing the same symptoms. In fact, Rosemary and Ivy were in the same separation pen together, both skin and bones. Rosemary passed on and I knew Ivy was next....but then, we decided in a last ditch effort to save her, to give her penicillin injections for three days. She actually began to get better, she was more mobile and alert. We let her go back with the flock and slowly, she gained her weight back and then later, began laying again, with good shell quality, etc. Ivy now has a little one-week- old daughter with Dutch that we've named Fern. She is being cared for by my banty Cochin, Shadow. For folks who remember that time and supported me, here is a picture of my Ivy so you can see how good she looks. Ivy is 3 yrs and 3 months old now. She and Lexie were my very first BR girls.