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It’s true the April showers bring May flowers, but at a pheasant farm the size of MacFarlane Pheasants, we’re putting out up to 20,000 juvenile birds every week, and rain is a problem. In the wild, the settling morning dew jumpstarts young birds’ preening instincts, which spreads their natural oil for a waterproof finish. No such luck for barn-raised birds. Read More »

We have grown our catch pen reputation primarily on the sale of live pheasants and partridges to hunt clubs around the nation for release. Read More »

Everybody can use a helping hand once in a while, and at MacFarlane Pheasants, we believe that help should start at home. That’s why we work with Wisconsin-based nonprofit Caravilla in our hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin. Read More »

Pheasants are delicious. They’re leaner than chicken and contain high levels of magnesium, a must-have for stress management, along with significant levels of B vitamins and potassium.. Read More »

Turkeys vs Pheasants

On May 15, 2014 in General by spope

Here in Wisconsin we have entered into the spring turkey-hunting season. Hunters can register for weeks ranging anywhere from the beginning of April thru the end of May. This got us to thinking, how do turkeys and pheasants compare? Read More »

One of Our Favorites!

On May 6, 2014 in General by spope

When it is cold outside, nothing beats coming home to a nice plate of lasagna. It is the perfect comfort food to warm you from the inside out. Read More »

The fact that egg production begins in spring is not a coincidence. This instinctive process is in response to the longer daylight hours. Read More »

Pheasants On The Phone

On April 24, 2014 in General by spope

You call MacFarlane Pheasants, and we answer. Here at the farm, our five gals in the main office are ninjas when it comes to customer support and service, and they’re ready to help you with whatever pheasant questions you have. Read More »

How We Prevent Avian Influenza

On April 21, 2014 in General by spope

Avian Influenza is a virus that can quickly wreak havoc on a flock if not managed carefully. Symptoms can include swelling of the head, lack of energy or appetite, decreased egg production or even death. With our high production rates season after season, we take every precaution to ward of this illness. Read More »

Last year, in Montana and elsewhere, spring snows delayed the pheasant breeding season. If you were hoping for any difference this year, boy, do we have news for you. Read More »