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Signs of Sickness or Stress in Birds

MacFarlane Pheasants is proud of our humane treatment of birds and our strict biosecurity practices. It is important to recognize the signs of sickness and stress in our birds. Read More »


In my position at MacFarlanes, some of my duties include loading and crating birds for deliveries.  In order to complete these duties on time, the crew and I must be prepared to start the day. Read More »


Brooder Barn

On August 27, 2015 in Brooder by spope

Brooder Barn

At MacFarlane Farms we believe the best way to have strong healthy birds is to start out with the best brooder barn you can set up. Read More »


New Tractors on the Way!

On August 17, 2015 in General by spope

New Tractors on the Way!

If your car was purchased in the early 1990’s and had hundreds of thousands of miles on it, you’d most likely be looking for a new car! Read More »


Flight Pens

On August 13, 2015 in General by spope

Flight Pens

One of the biggest investments you make on a game bird farm is flight pens. If you are buying birds from MacFarlane farms, we’ve got a vested interest in you succeeding, so we’re not shy about sharing our flight pen plans. Read More »


Feeding Pheasants

On August 4, 2015 in General by spope

Feeding Pheasants

At MacFarlane Pheasant Farm, we take our protein very seriously. Years of work and study and hands-on research has shown us the optimum diet for raising healthy gamebirds on a farm. Read More »


Vermin Pest Control

On July 23, 2015 in General by spope

Vermin Pest Control

Making sure pheasants and the other gamebirds have a ready supply of food unfortunately means vermin try and take advantage of that food supply. At MacFarlane Pheasant Farm we take the issue of pest control very seriously. Read More »


Hatchery Cleaning

On July 17, 2015 in Chicks by spope

Hatchery Cleaning

There’s always a lot of activity outside at MacFarlane’s. The pheasant pens are full now that the weather has evened out, there’s always something that needs to be mowed and it just seems people and birds just do a lot more moving around at the start of the summer. Read More »


2015 Avian Influenza Outbreak

As many of you know the poultry industry has just experienced the largest Avian Influenza outbreak in the history of the United States. Read More »


Waterline Testing

On July 7, 2015 in General by spope

Waterline Testing

Good quality water – outside or in the barns – keeps your pheasants and other gamebirds  healthy. At MacFarlane Pheasant we use the water lines to deliver probiotics or vitamins, but the very thing that makes them healthier, can also linger in the lines and form a build-up that can harbor bacteria. Read More »