And the winner is...
Your autographed Sophie B
Hawkins t-shirt is on its way to you!
Thank you Madeline & family
for donating your Folbot kayak to Majestic!
Having two kayaks on hand will
make it possible for us to easily herd ducks and geese to shore for
more successful rescues.
We truly appreciate you
thinking of us!
The Month in Photos!
Pretty Girl on shore
I love a parade!
8 is enough!
Time for a nap, Deirdre...
Wishing Captain Jack & Miss Swan joy & happiness in their new home!
are a loving family and have a predator proof pen, please
consider adopting! Click here to fill out our
can’t adopt, please consider sponsoring by visiting our
The Snow Angel
morning, Daisy and Sam are playing in the snow when they see
something soar through the sky. They are convinced it's a snow
angel! But as they watch, the "angel" swoops, flutters, and tumbles
to the ground.
In the true
spirit of Christmas the mice do all they can to help the lost and
lonely angel by sharing with it their own Christmas gifts. But one
good deed deserves another, and when the Snow Angel is finally
stronger, it leaves behind a very special bit of herself.
with glitter trim, the snow angel's wings sparkle for a heavenly
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Handle A Bleeding Bill
Ducks and geese can tear, break or
scratch their bills and they tend to bleed when damaged. It is
always recommended to seek out qualified veterinary assistance
in the case of any injuries regarding your waterfowl.
If your duck or goose scratches their
bill and blood appears, you will want to wash the scratch with
an antiseptic wash (be careful not to get this on their
feathers). Once it is clean allow the bleeding to clot while
keeping them in very clean quarters. This usually stops within
minutes and the duck can be reintroduced to the flock. Dab the
scratch with a Q-tip dipped in a 25% Hydrogen Peroxid 75% water
mix two to three times a day until the scratch is well into the
healing phase—at least three days. This will help prevent
Look around their pen and determine the
source of the injury and remove it to prevent future injury.
Ducks and geese with broken or torn
bills should be brought to a vet immediately. Bills often need
to be cauterized to stop bleeding. Because they use their bills
continually, even a bill that has stopped bleeding is likely to
start bleeding again and again during normal activity. A vet
will nip any “hang nails” and tidy the site up. Then, they will
apply a stick with a cauterizing agent on the tip against the
bill and this will close the wound permanently. Some vets will
send you home with a spare stick in case any further bleeding
occurs—but their one dab will usually do the trick. Although a
scratched bill that is properly attended to will most likely
look like new again in no time, a broken bill will always remain
In the case of a severe broken bill that
impedes the bird’s diet or health, prosthetics may be required.
Bill breaks are commonly caused by tragic accidents or predatory
fever may be indicative of abnormal activity of the immune
system, inflammatory disease (often related to the reproductive
organs in hens), infectious disease, neoplastic disease (both
cancerous and benign) or parasitic disease.
Some causes of infectious or inflammatory diseases that cause a
fever are: pneumonia, peritonitis, metritis, abscesses,
endocarditis, polyarthritis, and pyelonephritis.
Whenever your duck or goose is exhibiting a fever, they should
be brought to your vet for an immediate examination. In addition
to a physical exam, your vet will ask you questions that will
help determine the cause of the fever. Be sure to mention any
recent behavioral changes you have noticed in your duck or
goose, including those relating to egg-laying and appetite. If
any other flock members are exhibiting uncharacteristic traits,
be sure to mention these as well.
Baytril, a general and safe antibiotic, is often prescribed to
immediately address the fever. Untreated, a fever can lead to
weight loss, dehydration and lethargy. In severe cases, IV
intervention may even be required.
will want to ask your vet if your duck or goose needs to be
quarantined from other flock members and the duration of any
such quarantine periods. If your duck’s ailment is contagious
and you are approaching a weekend, you will be wise to ask your
vet for extra Baytril tablets. This way, if any other flock
members exhibit symptoms and need treatment while your vet is
off duty, you will be fully prepared.
Also be sure to ask your vet about after hours and weekend
emergency care--in case your bird needs additional assistance
when their office is closed. Be certain that the covering vet
practice will treat waterfowl--many don't.
Blood is often drawn to help reveal the cause of an unexplained
fever—especially when the bird does not respond properly or
quickly enough to antibiotics or in the case of extremely high
When the cause of a fever is unknown, an x-ray or other
therapies may be explored as well, including anti-inflammatory,
other antibiotics and antifungal agents.
Fever itself often has some beneficial effects, particularly in
the case of infection diseases. Cooling methods, such as cool
baths, work against the bird’s own regulatory mechanisms and
should not be implored unless vet prescribed.
301 Ducks At
A Mendon MA man surrendered
approximately 700 chickens and ducks to the
MSPCA following an allegation of animal cruelty.
The animals were found in appalling conditions.
The MSPCA is asking the
public for their help in caring for the large
number of chickens and ducks. Current requests
include pellet feed and cracked corn. To make a
feed donation to the ducks and chickens at MSPCA,
you can contact their feed supplier:
Dodge Grain Co. Inc
59 N Broadway
Salem, NH 03079-2100
Phone: (603) 893-3739
If you are a Massachusetts
resident and interested in adopting animals
MSPCA at Nevins Farm.
MSPCA at Nevins Farm
Methuen, MA 01844
MSPCA provided this list of
301 ducks recently taken in and available for
adoption. Keep in mind, this list will change as
homes are found.
90 drakes (7 crested), 97
hens (5 crested)
44 drakes (1 crested), 47
hens (1 crested)
4 drakes (1 crested), 4
hens (2 crested)
1 drake, 5 hens (1 crested)
Cayugas: 2 drakes
Drops By For A Visit
Our California based
Web Designer, Abby, came to Connecticut to visit us
for the first time! It was wonderful to meet the
person who helped us open our doors and save so
Thank you for everything,
Abby! Happy Holidays & we hope to see you
again next year!