Health of Our Waterfowl Residents
feed all of our ducks and geese Mazuri Waterfowl
Maintenance. Our hens enjoy a controlled ration of
Mazuri Waterfowl Breeder (even though we don't allow
them to hatch out ducklings or goslings!) mixed in with their Maintenance
We carefully monitor our laying hens' Breeder feed
ratio mix to be sure that they are getting enough
vitamins and calcium to produce healthy eggs while
avoiding a forced and unnatural laying cycle. In
addition, our laying hens always have free access to an
added source of calcium -- either calcium chips or
Our Mazuri feed supplier is Melzen Farm Supply
(Visit them on Facebook:
located in Glastonbury CT. We highly recommend
them to all of our adopting families. They offer an
affordable price, fresh feed, a love of animals and
excellent service. They will gladly meet the needs of
your pet ducks and geese.
Melzen Farm Supply is located at:
100 Oak Street, Glastonbury CT 06033
Contact: Ken Melzen
Melzen Farm Supply
delivers grain all over CT!
As soon as the grass fades away in the fall, we
supplement the diet of our waterfowl with a few
varieties of healthy lettuces (not iceberg). Many of the
rescues we take into our sanctuary have known hunger and
malnutrition. Here at Majestic we insist that all of our
guests always have plenty of food and water made
available to them, free choice. It is important to us
that they never experience an unsatisfied pang of hunger
or thirst once they come into our care.
In winter months, their drinking water is kept warm in
heated buckets. They also use these buckets of water to
blow air out of the holes in their bills, clean their eyes, and splash water over
their backs and bellies to assist them in their
We keep our ducks and geese sheltered and protected from
the harsh elements during the winter or whenever we are
having a bad weather day. Hay is freshened up every
morning and every evening all year round to ensure that
all of our guests are always clean and healthy.
animal brought into our sanctuary is given a precursory
medical exam. They are given two precautionary delousing
treatments and a fecal sample is brought to our vet for
examination. They are quarantined from the
flock for a minimum of 14 days. Detailed health records
are maintained for every duck and goose that comes
through our sanctuary.
Ducks and geese requiring further medical attention are
brought to see our veterinarian right away.
Dr. Otka at The Noank-Mystic Veterinary
Hospital has taken excellent care of our ducks and geese
for years and is very experienced with all kinds of
injuries and ailments concerning waterfowl.
Dr. Brown at New England Veterinary Medical
Center is our weekend/emergency back-up veterinarian
who is also very experienced with waterfowl.
In addition, some services/medications are provided by
All Friends Animal Hospital.
We never euthanize waterfowl due to space limitations.
Euthanization is solely carried out under the advice of
our veterinarian upon medical examination when there are
no viable options in the best interests of the
When we are full to capacity, we compile a waiting list.
Our waiting list is arranged in the order of priority --
the most desperate and urgent cases are placed highest
on our waiting list.
Waterfowl Sanctuary 2005