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At MacFarlane Pheasants, we’ve become the largest pheasant producer in North America in part because of our innovation. All of the decisions we make in the care of our birds, from the smallest to the greatest, are because they result in a better, wilder bird. That includes the choices we make in our birds’ bedding. Whether it’s for our Ringneck pheasants for sport or White pheasants for meat, they all use the same bedding. Read More »


Pheasant feed, just like sausages, come a wide range of qualities, and like many things in life, you get what you pay for. But a good feed’s importance can’t be overemphasized: it directly contributes to our birds’ performance in the hunt. Read More »


The Afghan-Whitewing Pheasant

On August 1, 2014 in General by spope

The Afghan-Whitewing is a breed of pheasant that we first discovered in Washington State. A farmer had a flock of these pheasants, and we were able to purchase a small number of eggs from him. Read More »


As the U.S.’s largest pheasant farm, MacFarlane Pheasants produces an astonishing number of day-old chicks and hunt-ready adult birds every year. Read More »


MacFarlane Pheasants’ Kristin Merriman is a woman besieged. As the manager of the Hungarian partridge barn, she and a team of two others are single-handedly managing 60,000 birds this season from new-hatched chick to mature bird. Read More »


Meet Juan Zamora. Juan has worked at MacFarlane Pheasants for 19 years now. But Juan isn’t just loyal; he’s gifted, and Juan’s gift is that he can stand in an 85-degree incubation room for hours on end separating fertilized pheasant eggs faster than any man or woman we’ve ever seen. Simply put, Juan is a master at candling. Read More »


When the temperature spikes in the summer, it doesn’t mean your pheasant meat products from MacFarlane Pheasants will arrive any less delightful. How do we pull off this alchemy? With ice and experience, we’ve discovered the fountain of youth for all our food products so that they reach you ready to go. Read More »


Of all the things that bird farms fear when they go to sleep at night, one of the biggest has to be avian influenza. A.I. spreads quickly and can decimate a flock. Read More »


Pheasants have long been known for their superior nutritional benefits. With half the fat of a portion of beef, pheasant also contains high amounts of B vitamins, potassium, iron, and a host of other vital minerals your body needs every day. Read More »


Welcome to the madhouse, MacFarlane Pheasants’ central office in the thick of the day-old pheasant chick season. Each week 100,000 chicks are born, packaged, and shipped across the country, all with our guarantee that birds will arrive fresh from hatching and ready to grow. Read More »