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MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. Uses GPS to Track Delivery Trucks

Pheasant delivery times that are extremely accurate are a real advantage to our business and our customers. In 2017, MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. began using GPS in our delivery trucks. The GPS system plugs directly into our trucks and allows our staff to track the trucks over the internet, in real time. This gives our office staff a means of knowing where our trucks are at all times. Read More »


Red Legged Partridges Are A Beautiful and Exciting Choice for Game Bird Farms

Game Bird Farms fall in love with the French Red-legged Partridges because they are beautiful, exciting, and easily acclimate to their surroundings. French Red-legs have light brown backs, gray breasts, buff bellies, and of course, red legs. Read More »

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MacFarlane Pheasants Donates Pheasants

MacFarlane Pheasants donated pheasants for an event in Alberta, Canada at the Spruce Creek Upland Club on September 15, 2018. It was sponsored by the Inaugural Uni-versity of Calgary Firearms Association (UFCA) and Pheasants Forever Calgary (PFC). This event was called the “First-Time Mentored Pheasant Hunt.” What a beautiful day of learning for the 17 members of the UCFA who participated! Read More »

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MacFarlane Pheasants Inc. produces approximately 1.8 million chicks each year. Nearly 500,000 of those chicks are raised to maturity and bought by clubs, governmental agencies and individuals. They are enjoyed for sport and their tasty meat! The rest of the chicks are sold as chicks or started birds. What some of you may not know is that we raise and sell three different types of partridges, also. Let’s take a look at all of these beautiful birds. It’s a good idea to look at all of your choices before deciding on which birds meet your needs. Enjoy the journey! Read More »


The Effects of Rain on a Pheasant Business

Brian Check, one of our farm managers at MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. thinks about rain as a “four-letter word” for too much or not enough. Both cases change our seasonal chore routines and affect our pheasants and other wild birds. We have over 100 acres of pens and thousands of birds to worry about, whether it rains or shines! Since we have had such a rainy season this year, we’ll focus on rain for this article. Read More »


MacFarlane Trucks and Drivers Are Ready for the Busy Mature Pheasant Season!

It is the season at MacFarlane Pheasants for preparing to deliver our mature birds. In fact, some deliveries are already on their way! Our maintenance manager, Art Schumacher has provided some details about our delivery trucks and drivers that will assure our customers that we are well prepared for the season. Read More »


Time To Think About Started Birds For 2019!

MacFarlane Pheasants ships out about 22,000 “started birds” each year. Started birds are our 6-week old pheasants that can be put directly into outdoor pens when they ar-rive. They are perfect for the person who wants to grow pheasants but does not have the barn setup or time to raise chicks. This year, Started Bird Season, is coming to a close so it is time to think about orders for 2019. Read More »


Successful Mature Birds Planning for Excellent Deliveries

It is mature bird season at MacFarlane Pheasants! Our customers from all over North America and Canada are anxiously awaiting the arrival of pheasants and partridges from our farm. It takes careful planning to make sure our deliveries run smoothly. Read More »


French Redleg Partridges are in Demand!

We started importing the French Redleg Partridge eggs a little over 8 years ago. We had good luck hatching the eggs and raising these feisty birds. In fact, the demand for the French Redleg Partridge has continued to grow over the past 8 years and we need more space to raise them! We are in the process of adding 2.2 acres of pens for the French Redlegs. This will allow us to raise about 20,000 more of these awesome birds. Read More »

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MacFarlane’s Milton Farm 2017-2018

Management changes took place at the Milton Farm in late summer. Brian Check left the Milton Farm to become the farm manager at the Janesville Farm and Brian’s assistant, Matt Welsh became the Milton farm manager. Changes like this give employees opportunities for continuing growth and development. We think that is a winning combination for job satisfaction and productivity!  Read More »

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