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Biosecurity Precautions

On June 9, 2015 in General by spope

Biosecurity Precautions

Although birds by nature have a hardy constitution, and we breed them and raise them that way, it still makes sense to take as many precautions as we can to insure their health. Read More »


Shipping Chicks to Canada

Trucking pheasant chicks across the country is complicated–there’s routing, crating, dropping off schedules, creating drivers’ schedules, arranging deliveries to reduce costs for us and our customers, road construction, and the weather. This spring, we had more hoops to jump through because of Avian Influenza embargoes. Read More »


Disinfecting Barns

On June 2, 2015 in General by spope

Disinfecting Barns

We are constantly rotating birds out of barns, and chicks into those barns to then be transitioned to the outdoors. Everything has to be cleaned, washed, dried, disinfected and then sprayed down to prevent bacteria problems. Read More »


Pheasant Pen Transitioning

On May 29, 2015 in General by spope

Pheasant Pen Transitioning

It isn’t easy transitioning birds from the barns indoors, to the pens outside.  Although we like to have a little bit of cover started in the pheasant pens when we move the birds out, sometimes the weather doesn’t completely cooperate. We do a couple of things to lessen the shock for the birds when they move from the inside to the outside. Read More »


GroGel

On May 27, 2015 in Chicks by spope

GroGel

We’ve been trying out GroGel on some of our hatchlings to see if that extra little boost can cut down on mortality rates, and we’ve been seeing some good success. Read More »


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 »


Bulk Boneless Pheasant Breast

If you say, “there’s pheasant on the menu,” people automatically think of a perfect pheasant breast,  or half a bird plated with sauce or nicely crisped. Read More »


International Pheasant Chicks

We’ve got a month or two left of our international shipping window for chicks and eggs. Space has to be booked with the airlines three to four weeks in advance to guarantee room and to make airlines aware we are shipping live cargo. 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 »