Our 2015 Photo Contest Is Almost Over...This year's Duck-Duck-Goose photo contest is about to close...
You only have until midnight (EST), June 15th to submit your amazing photos in order to be included in the fun. Please Remember, your full entry fees must also be received by this deadline or your photos will be disqualified--and we don't want that!
ELEVEN show-stopping prize ribbons will be awarded in three categories, which include: Most Photogenic, Most Comical and Most Mallard/Wild Child!
To learn how to enter your duck or goose in this year's event Click Here!
Sorry... due to additional shipping costs and all those annoying post office forms, we're currently only accepting USA photo entries. However, if we hear from enough of you, we will gladly discuss opening it up worldwide for future competitions!
Our 2013Honorable Mention winners: TicTac & Jellybean!
Ribbon Sponsors Messages!We want to thank all of our ribbon sponsors for supporting our annual Duck-Duck-Goose Photo Contest this year! All of our 2015 ribbons are currently being sponsored!
Sponsors, if you haven't already done so already, please Email us how you would like your name, special message and/or hyperlink to appear beneath the photo of the winning duck or goose who claims your prize ribbon!
Most domestic ducks canít fly. The exceptions are Muscovy ducks and Bantam breeds. If you donít have a full aviary to keep them contained and protected, their wings will need to be clipped every year after they molt their primary wing feathers.
Growing feathers still have blood vessels inside, so they canít be clipped until theyíve fully emerged and dried up, or heavy bleeding will result. If this is your first time, we highly suggest you have your vet teach you when itís safe to clip and precisely how to proceed.
Wing clipping is a lot easier if you have a helper. One person gently stretches out your duckís wing while the other uses blunt-tipped scissors (bandage cutting scissors) to safely do the pruning
1. Extend your duck's right wing.
2. Skip over and leave 2-3 of their primary "flight" feathers intact at the tip of their wingódonít cut these (wellÖ you can cut them, but their wing will look prettier when folded back up if you donít).
3. Work your way inward, towards your duckís body, cutting off the next 6-8 primary feathers an inch or so away from the skin. Do this so that the stubs are hidden and blanketed by the primary coverts, so they look pretty when youíre done.
4. Repeat on your duck's left wing.
Secondary Coverts Primary Coverts
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Noank-Mystic Vet Hospital Open Sundays!
Noank-Mystic Vet Hospital is now open on Sundays from 8:30 - 12:30!
Sorry, Dr. Otka is not available on Sundays, but he is there Tuesdays - Saturdays to help you with your pet duck or goose!
Noank-Mystic Veterinary Hospital
2 Elm Street, Rt 215
Noank CT 06340
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