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MacFarlane's New Weed Wicker

We’re always looking for ways to do our jobs more efficiently on the pheasant farm and maintain the quality of the environment for our birds. It’s not that we shy away from work, but working smarter is always better. Read More »

Best Bedding for Pheasants

On May 13, 2015 in General by spope

Best Bedding for Pheasants

We get asked about bedding for the birds in the brooder barn, as well as for the mature birds, before they go outside. For the brooder barn, where chicks stay for about three weeks, we recommend larger dried pine chips. Read More »

Transitioning Pheasants

On May 7, 2015 in General by spope

Transitioning Pheasants

Spring is truly a time of transition. The snow melts here, everything starts to green up – its rainy one day, clear the next, hot and humid and then chilly. The temperature variations make it particularly challenging to transition the gamebirds from barns to outside pens. Read More »

Transporting Pheasants

On May 6, 2015 in General by spope

Transporting Pheasants

Trucking game birds around the country is a balancing act. To get healthy birds across hundreds and hundreds of miles requires attention to detail, as well as attention to weather and distance. It is a team effort at MacFarlane Pheasant Farm. Read More »

Our Chicks Make It To California!

As you may have already heard, we are hosting an Around the World Tour to see how widespread our pheasant have become. We are happy to publish our latest entry here. Stephen Cardwell has submitted a photo of himself with our chicks brochure in front of the Santa Monica Pier in California. Read More »

Avian Influenza

On April 14, 2015 in General by spope

As much as you plan and clean and put measures in place to prevent avian influenza, you’re still at the mercy of what happens around you and that point hit home at MacFarlane this week. Read More »

In an effort to see how wide-spread our pheasants have become we are hosting an Around the World Tour. We are happy to publish our first two photo entries here. Both photo submissions have come from different islands in Hawaii. Read More »

Reconciling Our Pheasants’ Feed

On February 6, 2015 in General by spope

Reconciling Our Pheasants’ Feed

Keeping track of how much feed we’ve got coming in during a week, month, or year adds up with a farm the size of MacFarlane Pheasants. Read More »

At MacFarlane Pheasants, we know where our money is going. We know this because we’re watching how we spend, and the best way to do this is keep an eye on the monthly credit card bill. Read More »

Speaking Pheasants Across A Farm

On December 30, 2014 in General by spope

When a farm gets as big as MacFarlane Pheasants, communication can’t be ignored. That’s why we use several ways to keep in contact with each other. Between email, phones, and radios, our departments are able to keep in contact with me and each other so that we’re running as efficiently as possible. Read More »