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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 »


Don’t Miss the Biggest Pheasant Event of the Year!

In addition to hearing speakers who will cover all aspects of the pheasant industry, you’ll have the opportunity to network, meet up with old friends, and make new ones. 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 »


The History of MacFarlane Pheasants, Part 2: All in the Family

Don and Ken MacFarlane grew up together on a farm 10 miles east of Janesville, Wisconsin, that their grandfather had established in 1849 when he emigrated from Scotland. Read More »


The History of MacFarlane Pheasants, Part 1: The Making of the Farm

William (Bill) MacFarlane, the president of MacFarlane Pheasants, has been leading the business for 36 years, but the evolution of the company began 86 years ago with the dreams of Bill’s uncle, Ken MacFarlane. Read More »


Planning Ahead for Newly Hatched Chicks

One of the more exciting moments on our farm is when baby chicks begin to hatch. However, there are many steps to complete in the brooder barns before hatching begins, to prepare for the 500,000 chicks we hatch each year. Read More »


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 »