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Great Customer Service Is the Key to Success

Our customers are the reason we are in business at MacFarlane Pheasants! Our customers depend on us to be experts about our birds, to raise them in the most ideal environment, to ship them with expertise, and to answer questions with speed and accuracy. Read More »


Brooder Crew is Busy During the off Season

The Brooder Crew is a critical part of the MacFarlane Pheasant team! There are 8- 10 full time employees during the chick rearing season, but during the off season a few of the employees  go on to other jobs on the farm.  Read More »


The Delicate Balance Between Groundcover and Pen Netting

It is a delicate balance to protect our pheasants and partridges in the outside pens where they live during the winter months before being sold.  Nets, 8-12 feet off the ground cover the 100 acres of pens where we house our birds.  Read More »


An Inside Look at How MacFarlane Pheasants Boxes Chicks for Live Delivery

In an average year, MacFarlane Pheasants ships over a million chicks to its customers. Great precision and planning goes into boxing and shipping our chicks to ensure that they arrive healthy and ready to be raised. Read More »


Choosing the Right Type of Game Bird

At MacFarlane Pheasants, we want to supply the best game bird possible. Although our ringnecks will always be our “go to” bird, over the years we’ve recognized that hunters – here and in Europe – look for different birds for different hunting experiences. Read More »


Secrets to Raising French Partridges

French Partridges are a little smaller than a pigeon, fast and exciting to hunt, and delicious to eat. They can also be finicky to raise. MacFarlane Pheasants brings in French Partridge eggs from France and hatches them in our hatchery. This past year alone we had three hatches with 12,000 chicks in each hatch. Read More »


Upcoming Changes in the Spot Market for Gamebirds

The market I grew up with and knew for the years I’ve run our farm, consists of most preserves booking the birds they need before the season, and then the preserves using the “spot” market to fill in at the end of the season. Read More »


Employment at MacFarlane Pheasants

MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. has been in business since 1929. We could not have been so successful over the years without our dedicated employees! Read More »


Chick Shipping Strategies

On October 8, 2015 in Chicks by spope

Chick Shipping Strategies

Over the 2014 hatching season 1.17 million pheasant chicks went to customers all over the U.S., Canada, and internationally. The majority of these went by U.S. postal service and air freight. Read More »


Monitoring Pheasants

On October 5, 2015 in General by spope

Monitoring Pheasants

Birds and buildings are a big investment and we are constantly looking for ways to protect our livestock and make the most efficient use of our facilities. At a poultry exhibition a year ago I checked out a sensor system designed to monitor everything from temperature to feed and made a purchase. Read More »