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The One Tool No Pheasant Farmer Should Do Without

You might wonder how we remember what we did last year that worked so well in the brooder barn or how to best take care of the Winter White Pheasant or the Hungarian Partridge. Read More »


4 Steps to Keeping Pheasants Healthy in Winter

Have you ever wondered what happens to the birds at MacFarlane Pheasants during the cold Wisconsin winters? We take the following steps to make sure our birds stay healthy and happy during the winter months. Read More »


Feed and Water Systems-Critical Concerns

Maintaining your feed and water systems is critical to keeping your game birds healthy. Be prepared to spend time checking feed and water systems in all barns at least three times every day of the week. Read More »


Game Birds Stay Healthy With Daily Monitoring

Monitoring of feed consumption is an essential component of making sure our birds stay healthy. Read More »


We Irrigate Because Better Cover Equals Better Birds

Maintaining cover in outside flight pens is important work at MacFarlane Pheasants. Check out my post from last November to learn about the types of ground cover we use and other important facts about maintaining cover in outside pens. Read More »


Pheasant Farmers Have to Collect Data!

Hen barn data collection is an essential part of growth and development at MacFarlane Pheasants. We use data to determine breeder selection because we want to breed the highest quality birds for our customers. Read More »


Send Us Your Favorite Pheasant Stories and Pictures

As the new year begins, I’ve been thinking about the many ways we could better serve our customers through our blogs. We have shared our experiences on the farm, our best practices for raising pheasants, and many support topics about raising chicks and mature pheasants during this past year. Read More »


The History of MacFarlane Pheasants, Part 3: The Road Not Taken

William (Bill) MacFarlane has been leading MacFarlane Pheasants since he was 24 years old. He followed his uncle, Ken MacFarlane, and his dad, Don MacFarlane, into the family business after graduating from the University of Houston in 1979. Read More »


Importance of Water Line Sanitation

Water is essential for life and is considered an essential nutrient. Death will occur quickly in both plants and animals when insufficient water is available. Read More »


Open Space

On December 4, 2015 in General by spope

Open Space

Having the correct open space in a flight pen is just as important as having cover.  The thicker your cover, the more open space you need.  Pheasants need a place to sun themselves, dry off or dust.  If the entire pen is full of cover the birds will get ornery. Read More »