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Issue 85 January 2012

In This Issue:

  Happy New Year!
  Quack Attack!
  Duck & Goose House Doors
  Sprains
  Holiday Thanks!
  Outside Farewells...
  The Month in Photos!
  Majestic Newcomers!
  Majestic Adoptions!
  Majestic Sponsorships!

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Outside Farewells...

To those families who have had to say good-bye to their feathered loved ones, our thoughts are with you...

Peaceful rest, dear Herbie...

Lovely, Raven... you are missed...

The Month in Photos!

3 Amigos! Oh Henry, Jocamo, Ranger

Michele "Shelly" sneaks in a quick nap!

Oh Henry! snuggles in the fluff...

Majestic Newcomers!

The Christmas ducks: Noel & Elfie

Majestic Adoptions!

Romy & Michele, Santa gave you a new home with 9 new sisters! Enjoy!

Congrats, Obama! You've finally found a new home with the girl of your dreams!

Majestic Sponsorships!

Give the gift that keeps on giving! Please consider sponsoring our rescued ducks and geese. Visit our Sponsorship Page to learn how!

Contact Us

Majestic Waterfowl Sanctuary
17 Barker Road
Lebanon, CT 06249
director@majesticwaterfowl.org

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The Majestic Monthly is published 12 times per year. Previous issues are available in our Archives.

Happy New Year!

Wishing you & your flock a safe and Happy New Year!


Quack Attack!

Send a hilarious and colorful "Quack Attack!" to someone you love!

For just a $20.00 donation to the sanctuary we'll Priority Mail one of these side-splitting ducks to a recipient of your choice (or get one for yourself!)

A great birthday, friendship or holiday gift. Also fantastic for cheering up someone who needs a little boost.

Each lively duck is shipped out in cheerful tissue paper and includes a gift card with the wording of your choice.

Ducks measure approximately 5" x 5" x 8" and come in lemon, blueberry, cherry and grape.*

Click Here for more information!

*Sorry, no color choice available.


Duck & Goose House Doors

We're thrilled to have our duck and goose doors complete in time for freezing weather. Special thanks to Dad for designing, constructing and fitting twelve duck doors and four goose doors into place for our feathered friends.

These wonderful new doors slide in and out of place with ease! Small vents keep houses fresh smelling while preventing cold breezes from blowing inside.


Sprains

In December our little Muscovy hen suffered a serious sprain in her right leg. We just came out to the barn one morning and noticed Bella walking with a slight limp.

We slowly and carefully flexed each of Bella's toe, ankle, knee and hip joints to see if any of these movements made her uncomfortable, but they didn't, so we assumed it was a slight sprain and sent her on her way with the other hens.

The next day we noticed that her limp had worsened, so we kept her in the barn for the day to limit her movement and to help aid in her recovery.

Being flock animals, it's very important that ducks and geese are not lonely during their recovery, so we left the barn's back door open, so Billy and Rilo could come inside and visit her through the fence.

When Bella's injury worsened on the third day, despite being in cushy conditions, we brought her to the vet for an exam. She was no longer able to put any weight on her foot and we wanted to be sure there were no breaks or dislocations. Fortunately, our vet didn't find any skeletal issues, which he confirmed with an x-ray. He prescribed Torbutrol (pain medication) and Rimadyl (anti-inflammatory) and had us continue keeping her inside in restful conditions.

Four days later, Bella was beginning to put weight on her foot again and two days after that she was ready to walk outside and spend the day in the sunshine. We even saw her running!

Most ducks and geese benefit from some good, chaperoned swim time to help with muscular injuries. Hydrotherapy allows them to bend and flex their joints without having to support their weight. In cold weather, an injured duck may not be able to preen properly afterwards though, so be sure you keep them inside or give them a gentle blow dry to avoid them catching a chill. Bella is not a fan of swimming and advised us that she would prefer not to come inside to the bathtub, but just relax in the hay. Whatever Bella wants!


 Holiday Thanks!

We would like to send out special HONKS and QUACKS to everyone who donated to our sanctuary over the course of the holiday season (which includes purchasing goodies like calendars, t-shirts, sponsorships and custom wooden signs). We know times are tight and we are so grateful to all of you for helping us make an amazing difference in the lives of so many homeless ducks and geese.

Thank you also to everyone who donated this year, especially our repeat donors who keep our rescues in mind throughout the months and thank you to all of our adopting families!

--And a special shout out to Sweet Pea!

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Majestic Waterfowl Sanctuary 2012