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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 »


Pheasant Brats

On October 4, 2015 in Dressed by spope

Pheasant Brats

Summer is over and fall is now upon us. Football season is in full gear now so let’s talk tailgating! Read More »


Back to the Past – Manchurian Project - Part 2

I went to China in 1994, as part of a People-to-People delegation, and we went to Changchun, the province where our original set of Manchurian pheasant eggs had been collected. Read More »


Peeping Our Pheasants

On October 1, 2015 in General by spope

Peeping Our Pheasants

Peepers, also known as blinders, are small devices that are put on our pheasants’ beaks to block their forward vision and prevent them from having a direct line of sight to other birds. Read More »


25 Years of the Manchurian Project - Part 1

MacFarlane Pheasant Farm is justifiably proud that it’s been 25 years since we first imported Manchurian pheasant eggs into the United States, and we’re still the only pheasant farm that maintains a pure flock of the feisty birds. Read More »


Keeping Wild Birds off of Game Farms

MacFarlane Pheasants has over 150 acres of netted covered pens. When you are dealing with this much land, you can expect to have a few furry or feathered visitors! Keeping those visitors off of our property is extremely important in the prevention of the spread of diseases and the predation of our birds. Read More »