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Issue 127 July

In This Issue:

  Most Photogenic Winners!
  Most Comical Winners!
  Wild Child Winners!
  Honorable Mention Winner!
  President's Pick Winner!
  Majestic Farewell...
  Other Favorite Photos Entered!
  Duckling Feeders
 Duckling Water Founts
  New Mini Tin Gifts!
  Majestic Gift Shop
  Majestic Sponsorships

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Majestic Farewell...

 

Jodie-dee... fly away to your sweet Nelly-Nell who awaits you, my chubby cheeked girly girl...

Other Favorite Photos!

Best Leaf Bonnett: Darcy & Lizzy

Happiest Pair: Kumquat & Muffin

Cutest Duckling: Olivia

Prettiest Eyes: Lilly

Best Orchestrating: JellyBean

Lovliest Reflection: Bernadette

Best Rainy Day Fun: Mo

Prettiest Pose: Banshee

Fluffiest Feathered Friend: Barney

Best Quacked Case: Sparticus

Thank You, Judges!

We would like to extend a special "Thank You!" to all of our judges. We know it wasn't easy picking winners when there were so many amazing and gorgeous contestants! Thank you for your tireless efforts.

If you live nearby and would like to participate in next year's judging, please contact us at the opening of the next photo contest in April of 2016!

Duckling Feeders

Duckling feeders come in a few shapes and sizes. They’re typically a small white jug that screws into a red feed tray, which holds the crumbles. They’re a bit too big for two ducklings, so unless you have more than six ducklings, you’ll probably end up wasting the excess food they don’t eat each time you clean it out.

If you’re using a feeding jug, it’s important that you don’t fill the feeder jug all the way up to the top with feed crumbles, or the bottom can get contaminated with water, saliva and poop and then soak upward like a sponge. To avoid wasting feed with smaller ducklings, just fill the tray with crumbles. As your ducklings grow, you’ll get accustomed to how much they eat between cleanings and know how much feed to put in their jug.

Duckling Water Founts

Duckling water dispensers can be purchased from your local farm supply store. These water founts have very shallow water troughs designed to prevent your ducklings from submerging themselves and possibly drowning.

Always keep your water dispenser clean and the water in them fresh. Stagnant or dirty water can lead to diseases. Botulism is just one deadly example of a disease that can reveal itself and kill your duckling within days if you aren’t diligent.

The trouble with these small dispensers, as you'll soon discover, is the cheap, plastic threading that wears out pretty quickly. After a half dozen uses or so, you may find yourself grumbling some unsavory words around your ducklings as you try to screw the red water tray back into the white water jug—and all without getting yourself wet. The threading never seems to work perfectly for long, but you still have to get the unit twisted back together absolutely right, or it’ll empty out and leak water all over your duckling house.

Don’t try to out-wit the small plastic duckling fount by purchasing a larger metal fount with better threading instead. These larger metal founts have deeper water troughs that are unsafe for your little ducklings.

Looking for more helpful information on caring for ducks and ducklings? The Ultimate Pet Duck Guidebook is the only book you'll ever need. Purchase your copy today!

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New Mini Tin Gifts!

Kim is giving away some FUN new Mini Tin creations to thank you for your donations!

Click here to see how you can get yours: Mini Tin necklaces!

Sorry... Available in the Continental US only.

Majestic Gift Shop

Visit our Majestic Gift Shop for some fun Majestic items! Proceeds from the shop benefit our sanctuary!

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

Our Newsletter

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

Most Photgenic Winners

1st Place
Winner's Name:
Quackers
Submitted by:
Paige Evans

Blue Ribbon Sponsor:
Sal Lucido and Primerica Financial Services!

2nd Place
Winner's Name:
Daisy & Dino
Submitted by:
Terri Grimsley

Blue Ribbon Sponsor:
Christina Parker... In memory of my darling Sweet Pea

3rd Place
Winner's Name:
J
Submitted by:
Jennifer Sunshine

Blue Ribbon Sponsor:
Brought to you by the ducks of Dixieland!


Most Comical Winners

1st Place
Winner's Name:
Lautrec
Submitted by:
Wendy Boucher

Blue Ribbon Sponsor:
Lydia Yasuda... In loving memory of Benji

2nd Place
Winner's Name:
Ditto
Submitted by:
Laura Montgomery

Blue Ribbon Sponsor:
Brought to you by the ducks of Dixieland!

3rd Place
Winner's Name:
Sweet Jack & Sweet Cicely
Submitted by:
Mary Winder
Caption: "Of all the nerve, a pool party and we weren't invited!"

Blue Ribbon Sponsor:
Terri Grimsley


Wild Child Winners

1st Place
Winner's Name:
Peepers & Wooders
Submitted by:
Paige Evans

Blue Ribbon Sponsor:
Brought to you by Smidge's Army!

2nd Place
Winner's Name:
Rocket
Submitted by:
Bill Pasko

Blue Ribbon Sponsor:
Brought to you by Lady Penleigh!

3rd Place
Winner's Name: Dawn
Submitted by:
Laura Montgomery

Blue Ribbon Sponsor:
Brought to you by Sir Francis!


Honorable Mention Winner

Winner's Name: Payton
Submitted by:
Laura Montgomery

Blue Ribbon Sponsor:
John & Paree Hecht... In memory of Neo


President's Pick Winner

Winner's Name: Tootsie
Submitted by:
Amy Mott

Blue Ribbon Sponsor:
Mary Gentry... In honor of Rilo & Ranger!

 

      

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