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Employee Profile: Sarah Baker

On January 17, 2014 in Employees by spope

Tell me about your family. Are you married? Do you have kids? Any pets? Read More »

Pheasants are Tough

On January 7, 2014 in General by spope

Temperatures here have been colder the past 2 days than we have had for 20 years. It’s been as low as -18 F (that is the actual temperature, not the wind chill temp). Read More »

Water is the life blood of living things. Water is needed for most, if not all metabolic processes in birds. It is necessary for regulating body temperature, digestion, and elimination of waste. Birds will consume, at least, twice as much water as feed, so clean water is an absolute must. Read More »

Woke Up to Ice

On December 20, 2013 in General by spope

Yesterday the weather service posted the dreaded “winter ice advisory”. The guys put the pens down just in case. Read More »

Tell me about your family. Are you married? Do you have kids? Any pets? I am single. I have two cats; Genevieve (named after a ski run) and Telluride. Read More »


On November 27, 2013 in General by spope

In the last few years, 2012 and 2013, MacFarlane Pheasant’s has gone through a lot of changes. As this year is beginning to come to a close, I thought I’d share some of them with you. Read More »

Employee Profile: Trudy DeRemer

On November 25, 2013 in Employees by spope

Tell me about your family. Are you married? Do you have kids? Any pets? I married my husband on 9-10-11 and we have 2 dogs. One is a lab mix who loves attention and the other is a rescued Siberian Husky who likes to tell stories and yell at the person who makes it home second from work. My husband and I do not plan on having children as we like the lifestyle that we have. Read More »

Cross-training Employees

On November 21, 2013 in General by spope

Because of the fluctuating nature of our business, we find cross-training our employees to be a valuable tool. Cross training is the process of training a person to do multiple jobs. Read More »

Pen Soil

On November 19, 2013 in General by spope

When you consider making outdoor pens for pheasants you have to think not only of the size and shape of the pen, nor only about the huts and food, but the ground the birds walk on is an important part of keeping them comfortable and the pens in good condition. Read More »

When the chicks first hatch and are put into the barns, it is very important that we teach them how to behave. The first things they need to learn are to spread out and settle down while finding heat, water, and food as soon as possible. In order to get them to do what we are looking for, there are a few things we can do to help them out. Read More »