The Majestic Waterfowl Sanctuary
(Click on links for photos)
is located on 8 quiet acres of woodland in Lebanon,
We have five outdoor enclosures each
with multiple houses that are bedded with fresh hay,
which provide shade, shelter from rain and a nice place
to nap. Solar powered electric fencing protects the top
perimeter of all of our outdoor enclosures. Most of our
pens are covered with top-of-the-line, high impact and
weather resistant aviary netting. As we rebuild our
older pens, we are replacing the aviary netting with
heavy gauge, pvc coated wire mesh.
Our pens resemble cozy
habitats. Bamboo, shade trees, giant pampas grass, lily
pads, reeds, cattails along with a variety of other
non-toxic plants and flowers are planted inside
and around the pens to give the ducks and geese a quiet
and secluded retreat during their stay with us.
The Courtyard measures 32' x
and is divided into 4 sections. It contains a stream and
spring-fed, 32' x 65' cement pond. Unlike the small
ponds in our other enclosures that are drained and
covered in wintertime, we circulate the water of this
large pond in cold weather to keep it open for the ducks
and geese to utilize year round. The cement perimeter
and fence support of this enclosure goes nearly 4 feet
beneath the ground's surface on all sides.
The Gate House
measures 10' x 12’. It is a cozy
little pen with its own private little, stream-fed pond.
measures 25' x 35'. It has three stream-fed cement ponds
that flow through each of its three tiers. The fencing
around the perimeter of The Gate House and The Gardens
is mounted to a cement foundation that goes a foot
beneath the ground. For added security, these enclosures
also have underground digging predator barriers to keep
trouble at bay.
Run measures 35' x 60' and was named in honor of our devoted
and goose-loving Webmaster. The perimeter fencing for
this pen is buried 3 feet into the ground. As with all
of our enclosures, the perimeter fencing is 6 feet high
to allow us easy and comfortable access into our pens,
in addition to keeping predators outside. A stream-fed cement
pond keeps the geese happy and clean.
named in honor of
one of our most generous benefactors. It measures 24' x 24'. Stream water will be pumped up inside the pen
into its donated pond. Louisville is built of extra
strong materials because it sits further out in the
8' x 9' and rests out in the forest beside Louisville.
It sits on a cement foundation and has digging predator
barriers skirting all the way around the outside.
The Barn has with 5
dividing kennels set up inside and 2 kennels outside
that will soon be transformed into safe holding pens for
Ducks requiring specialized care or quarantine measures
are placed in the quarantine pen
Wing -- a roomy and quiet place to reside while
they await their transfer to the barn and enclosures.
West Wing has soft mats
covering the cement floor and a couple duck houses to
provide shade and comfort. West Wing also has running
water and a few kiddie pools to keep our new guests
happily entertained. Each of its two pens measures 10' x
The Infirmary measures 8' x
4' and is located in the basement of our home with a
window overhead. Inside, ducks enjoy soft, clean
bedding, food, water and a large mirror to keep them
The Ling House
measures 2'W x 3'L x 1.5'H. It stands on legs measuring
2.5' H. It can hold up to two ducklings comfortably for
their first 4-5 weeks. After that, they are transferred
to the infirmary, which affords them a little more
space. They are also taken outside for short intervals
on good weather days to acclimate them to their future
fun locations on our site include
Moat, a 20' x 20' stream fed
pond that’s a short distance from our barn. We
frequently walk groups of ducks and geese up this pond
for supervised swims and enriching foraging sessions.
The Stream of Destiny
(named after our beloved Destiny Duck) feeds all of the
ponds at Majestic. Stream-walking is one of the favorite
pastimes of our webbed footed residents. Ducks and geese
are always escorted during their excursions outside of
the safety of their enclosures.
[Click here to read
about the diet and healthcare of our waterfowl residents]
Waterfowl Sanctuary 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009