How to Contact Us:
Please review the below list of topics covered on this page of our website to see if there is
section that pertains to your situation. If so, click on it to review directions, resources and/or links provided for you:
Wild Waterfowl Rescue (Mallard Ducks, Swans, Canada Geese, etc.)
Non-Flying Domestic Waterfowl Rescue(Local to Connecticut)
Rescuing Non-Flying Domestic Waterfowl In Your Area(Outside of Connecticut)
Utilizing Majestic's Facebook Page to Help You Find Help in Your Area
Surrendering a Pet Duck or Goose to Majestic
School Hatching Programs & Ducklings
Pen-Building Materials & Supplies(Links to Diagrams)
Start Your Own Sanctuary(How-to Information)
Educational/School Research Project(Information
Joining our E-List(Receive our Monthly Newsletters)
Updating Your Email Address(For existing E-list members)
Phone Calls to Majestic
The Ultimate Pet Duck & Goose Guidebooks
Helpful Information Right At Your Fingertips(Quick Answers to FAQs)
Questions About YOUR Pet Duck or Goose (Not Covered Above)
If none of the above-listed topics relates to your
situation, click on CONTACT FORM to jump down to the bottom of this page.
you read these instructions?
we'll just refer you back here if you didn't!
Sanctuary, 17 Barker Road, Lebanon Connecticut 06249
Sorry, but we are NOT licensed and cannot legally handle any wild waterfowl. This includes Mallard Ducks, Canada
Geese and Swans (among others).
If you need assistance with a wild duck,
goose or swan, please contact your local veterinarians for the names of certified wildlife
rehabbers in your area.
You can can also click here:
Wild Rescue Links or here:
CT Wildlife Rehabbers for help.
Click here for a
Wildlife Rehabilitator State-By-State Listing.
THEN... Click on "Emergency." Then on
Rehabilitator." Complete the form for a listing of certified
rehabbers near you. Please remember to donate to
them for helping!
DOMESTIC WATERFOWL RESCUE LOCAL TO CONNECTICUT
A duck or goose who needs rescuing is a bird that is
NOT yet in your custody.
Any waterfowl already in your
care, no matter the circumstance, is considered an
We are located in Connecticut. If you
need to contact us about a domestic (non-flying) duck or
goose in our area who needs
help, please click on:
Rescue Information and use the Rescue Form to
contact us. This form will tell us everything we need to
know in order to determine whether or not we can assist
the animals in question.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to space
limitations, we are normally managing waiting lists, topped with those ducks and geese in the most life-threatening danger. Because drakes (male ducks) tend to fight with one another, we can only place one boy in most of our pens. This means, we can help abandoned female ducks more often than male ducks. Males or male/female pairs often have to be added to our waiting list until adoptions make way for newcomers to arrive.
RESCUING DOMESTIC WATERFOWL IN YOUR AREA
If you are outside of Connecticut and trying
to assist abandoned domestic ducks or geese in your area
click on Rescue
the answers to commonly asked questions prior to
contacting us for information. If you still have
questions or need advice, please feel free to
contact us for assistance!
USING MAJESTIC'S FACEBOOK PAGE TO HELP YOU FIND HELP IN YOUR AREA
Visit us on Facebook!
Sorry... We've been so busy helping everyone else find new homes for their ducks and geese, that our own rescues have been overlooked for adoption. It's time for us to re-focus on finding loving homes for our own feathered family. Until we experience an increase in Majestic adoptions again, we will no longer be offering this service.
We get emails from all over the U.S.A.
requesting our help finding homes for abandoned
domestic ducks and geese outside of Connecticut. More often than
not, people who contact us for help disappear as
soon as we connect them with interested
adopters. As you can imagine, this is very
frustrating for us, extremely disappointing for the families, and it makes
our sanctuary looking like we dropped the ball--and we can't have that!
So... if you are looking for help placing an
abandoned duck or goose in your area via our
Facebook page, you need
to be open to the following:
Email us to request our assistance. Be sure
to include your full name, complete address,
phone number and email address. If you don't
include this basic information upfront, we will
assume your request is not serious.
2. Embed a clear, bright and close-up
photo of the abandoned ducks/geese in this email. Please do
NOT send photos as attachments because for
virus protection reasons, we won't open them.
Please don't contact us for help until you can
include a good photo or photos of the
ducks/geese who need help.
3. Let us know the
Gender of any ducks/geese needing to be
placed. We can't find homes for waterfowl
without knowing whether they're males or females. If you need help,
please let us know.
4. Let us know any background information you
may have about the ducks/geese; for example, how
long have they been there? Are you sure no one
owns them? Do you know how they ended up there?
Do they have any apparent injuries/disabilities?
Is the location extremely dangerous? If so, what
are the immediate threats?
5. You must be willing and able to
ducks/geese by yourself.
6. You should be open to drive at least halfway
to bring the ducks/geese to the new family that
7. You must have an active Facebook account. We
will be posting your photo of the ducks/geese on
our Majestic Facebook page(s). This post will include the city/state where the ducks/geese are located as well as your
contact information, which will include
your full, real name. In
addition we will be hyperlinking your own
Facebook page to the post itself.
8. You must check the post on our Facebook page
least twice every 24 hours for responses for the
first 5 days. In addition, you must reply to
anyone asking questions or offering adoption
assistance within 12 hours. If you fail to do
so, we will assume you're not serious and
immediately take down the post to avoid lifting
up the hopes of a potential adopter.
This procedure is
designed to safeguard the time and hearts of potential
adopting families while also preserving the good
name of our sanctuary. When you don't respond, we look bad.
9. You understand and agree that Majestic is
posting the homeless and abandoned ducks/geese as a courtesy
to you and we are not responsible or liable in
any way for any outcomes that may arise as a
10. Make a minimum $5.00 donation to Majestic for our time/services, regardless of whether or not a home/help is found.
11. You must screen potential adopting families
yourself. Sorry, Majestic cannot screen
potential homes for you.
Questions you can ask:
a. Do they have a predator
poof pen and safe shelter? Ask for photos! AVOID free-range homes at all costs. Ducks and geese belong inside nice pens where they'll be safe.
b. Are they planning to
feed the duck/goose brand name Waterfowl
c. Will the ducks/geese have a kiddy pool, preformed pond, or some other swimming option in their duck pen?
d. If you are placing a
duck, do they have at least one other duck? Do
they have proper male to female ratios. Ideally
(and to prevent males from fighting), they
should have one male for every 2-4 females; the
more males they have the more females per male
you want them to have.
e. If you are placing a
goose, do they have at least one other goose
(geese do best in balanced flocks of males and
females, so be sure they're close to this
f. Do they have a Waterfowl
Vet and are they willing and able to provide
proper vet care?
If we can find a home, it will usually occur
within 5 days of the posting. If we don't find a
new home within this period of time (which is
not uncommon) we probably won't be able to. However, if you want to provide new photos, we can re-post the ducks/geese again for another $5.00 donation.
SURRENDERING A PET (Including ANY duck or
goose in your custody)
If you are
contacting us to surrender your pet domestic duck or goose,
to review vital information and to complete our online
Owner Surrender form. This
includes any duck or goose in your custody, for
any reason, even
those that have been rescued.
PLEASE NOTE: We are usually managing waiting lists, topped with ducks and geese in life-threatening danger. This means, we rarely take in owner surrenders, UNLESS they are healthy and adoptable females. When we do accept owner surrenders into our sanctuary, it's important to understand that due to space limitations, we never take more than two birds from any one
but we cannot accommodate large flocks.
Please understand, we are not veterinarians. If you contact us regarding a medical situation regarding your pet duck
or goose, we are going to advise you to contact
a vet for assistance.
Visit our Vet Finder
if you need help finding a vet who handles
waterfowl in your area.
Some helpful medical articles can be found
Here, or you can
click to visit our
Chart, but neither are a substitute for quality vet care.
SCHOOL HATCHING PROGRAMS & DUCKLINGS
We get quite a few requests to take
in ducklings from school hatching projects. Please
understand our unwavering position regarding this
It is against our mission statement
to perpetuate the cycle of waterfowl abandonment. This
means we cannot give teachers a means of disposing of
their unwanted classroom-hatched ducklings without
repercussion. To do so would risk future repeat offenses
leading to more homeless ducklings. For this reason, we
won’t even consider taking in classroom-hatched
1) There are only 1-2 ducklings
involved (we simply cannot accommodate any more than
2) We have enough room in our
sanctuary for the ducklings.
3) The person contacting us for
help (YOU!) is willing to confront the teacher
and school system in a professional manner to help put a
stop to their Irresponsible
Hatching Program and Sample Letter.
4) The person contacting us for
help (YOU again!) needs to provide us with the
name, phone number and mailing address of the school
where the ducklings were hatched,
along with the full names of the teacher, science chair
person, principal and school superintendant. In more
severe cases (involving animal neglect or abuse) we may
also require the name & address of the Animal Control
Officer functioning in the municipality of the school.
We will use this information to
follow your official protest to the teacher & school
with a Letter of our own to
punctuate your efforts.
The bottom line in reference to
school hatching programs is YOU need to be
willing to step up and put a stop to the problem, so we
can step in and help out too.
PEN-BUILDING MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES
Want to know what products work for us? Take a
peek at our Wish List
and Pen Building
to see the common items, supplies and building
materials we use around our sanctuary.
START YOUR OWN SANCTUARY
We are occasionally contacted by people who are
interested in opening their own waterfowl
sanctuary. For general information/advice of
this nature, please
EDUCATIONAL / SCHOOL RESEARCH PROJECTS
We receive quite a few requests asking us to
participate in educational / school research
projects regarding our sanctuary as a business
operation. Before contacting us for assistance
with a project interview, please
School Research Projects.
Our Adoption Profiles are ALWAYS
up to date! If you see birds listed as
adoptable, then they are here and waiting for
their new home.
If you are interested in adopting our waterfowl,
or have a question about adopting, please review
our Adoption FAQ to
learn more about our requirements.
Interested adopters will need to complete our
JOINING OUR MAJESTIC ELIST
can receive our monthly newsletters.
for more information and then follow the simple
YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
Need to update your new email address
with us, so you can continue receiving our monthly
newsletters? It's easy!
1. Visit our
2. Enter your name & OLD email address,
then bullet: "Remove me from the email list" and
click on the "Remove Me" button.
3. Hit your browser's back arrow to
return to our
4. Enter your name & NEW email address
then bullet: "Add me to the email list" and click on the
"Add Me" button.
PHONE CALLS TO MAJESTIC
Sorry, no phone calls please...
We don't list our telephone number on this
website because our sanctuary doesn't have a
phone line, or the staffing available to handle
calls even if we did have one.
Unfortunately, phone calls to the Link family's
private residence proved itself very disruptive
in the past and had to be taken down, so they
could enjoy a bit of quiet time with their
We're sure you'll soon agree that getting in
touch with us via email, using our website's
Contact Form, is the most practical and time-efficient
means of receiving a helpful, same-day response.
This direct approach enables us to give you
thorough and detailed replies that often include
helpful hyperlinks, articles, diagrams,
photographs and/or other useful information,
which we simply can't give you over the phone.
We're sorry for any inconvenience this may
cause, but Kim is our only fulltime volunteer
and we keep her EXTREMELY
BUSY. She sets aside specific times to
manage emails, website updates, Quickbooks
entries and various other vital computer tasks,
which she tends to do all at once (you should
see all the windows she has open on her
computer!). As you can imagine, all this
multitasking requires a great deal of
concentration and is more easily accomplished
without the interruption of phone calls.
If you plan to use our Contact Form to request a
phone call, please keep in mind, because of time
constraints, Kim is usually only humanly able
to return calls to:
We ONLY return calls to:
1. Animal Control Officers, Police Officers, Firefighters
2. Humane Society & SPCA personnel &
other confirmed rescue shelters.
3. Families who have Adopted ducks or geese from us
and need related advice.
4. Waterfowl rescuers with an established &
standing relationship with us.
Thank you for your
THE ULTIMATE PET DUCK & GOOSE GUIDEBOOKS
Containing over 400 pages of information, including more than 150 full color photos, diagrams and inspiring anecdotes, these guidebooks hold the
answers to every question Majestic has ever been asked about
how to properly care and provide for pet ducks and geese. These beautiful guides
are simply a MUST for any family that
includes a pet duck or goose! (also available in B&W)
for more information and to order!
*Please do NOT
send book orders or payments directly to Majestic!
HELPFUL INFORMATION RIGHT AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Have you checked our Newsletter Archives? We publish a monthly newsletter with vital
health information you won't find anywhere else.
The answers to most waterfowl concerns can be
found in these archives, so please check here
first before contacting us. Links to helpful medical articles can
also be found
Care & Medical Articles.
You can also SCROLL UP and type
key words into our "search this website" feature.
QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR PET DUCK OR GOOSE (Not Covered Above)
MAJESTIC ADOPTERS: All of our adopting families who have any of our Majestic ducks or geese currently in your custody are ALWAYS welcome to FREE around-the-clock advice regarding any of your feathered friends. You are our top priority! Email us directly, or use the Contact Form below to get in touch with us (or call if you have an emergency).
Kim is Our Volunteer, Not Yours! Kim is our President and Director, responsible for nearly all day-to-day sanctuary operations including animal care, pen maintenance, pen building, vet appointments, supply ordering, fundraising, rescuing, adoptions, website maintenance, PR, bookkeeping and much, MUCH more. She has an extremely heavy workload (in addition to a family and a writing career).
While we are a non-profit sanctuary and Kim does not draw any kind of salary or benfefits for her work here (aside from ducky hugs!), this does NOT mean that she is available to volunteer for YOU.
As much as she wants to help, Kim is neither your personal research assistant, nor a substitute for quality vet care. Our rescued ducks and geese require her for far more important tasks than copying and pasting readily available information from our website (or her book) into emails in response to questions.
Read and Research First, Ask Brief Questions Next! It's easy to tell who's done their homework before contacting us. Kim can instantly spot an email from someone who has carefully sifted through our archived newsletters (or read her book) from those who haven't. Instead of general emails that ask questions like: "My duck has aspergillosis what do I do?" they tend to be more precise: "My duck has asper and I'm wondering which of the three treatment options is more budget friendly." Considering Kim's time constraints, the second question is a far more reasonable one.
Avoid Going On... and On... and On... Please refrain from submitting extensive emails, loaded with paragraphs upon paragraphs of long stories, multiple part questions and hypothetical inquries. This information would be best passed along and handled by your own waterfowl veterinarian. If you want a little help, then be precise and concise. Provide the basic facts, keep it brief and then ask a straight-forward question.
Always Give Back! Please don't come to Kim looking for free advice because you want to avoid paying a qualified vet. If Kim answers a quick question for you, donate a little something to help our rescues--a prompt $5.00-$10.00 gift is the perfect thank you for her efforts. If you can see she spent some real time on her response, or has emailed you multiple times, than bump up your gift to show your appreciation for her efforts.
Have A More Involved Situation? Let's say you've read Kim's book, perused our online newsletters, have taken your duck or goose to a qualified waterfowl vet and are still looking for some informed guidance. Sometimes the kind of help you're looking for is more involved. If you need this sort of help, send Kim a concise email regarding your situation and ask if she's available for a consultation. Expect her to ask you for a reasonable donation to our sanctuary as your way of thanking her BEFORE the process begins. REMEMBER: Kim is NOT a veterinarian and she has no hands-on experience with your duck or goose. She can only offer advice based on what limited information you provide and on her own experiences. There are no guarantees and any donations are non-refundable.
We WILL Remember You! Kim is here for our rescued waterfowl, but she adores ducks and geese everywhere and wants to help other Momma & Poppa Ducks whenever she can. This does not mean you should take advantage of her compassion. When our MWS Staff sees inquiries rolling in from people who've already taken up Kim's time and NOT donated to asssit our rescues, we remember. If you're not going to share your resources, please don't expect us to share ours.
Sanctuary makes no representation, warranty, or guarantee in
connection with any guidance provided on this website. Majestic
Waterfowl Sanctuary expressly disclaims any liability or
responsibility for loss or damage resulting from its use or for
the violation of any federal, state or municipal law or
regulation with which such guidance may conflict. Any guidance
is general in nature. In addition, the assistance of a qualified
professional should be enlisted to address any specific