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By the end of June MacFarlane Pheasants has locked up most of our adult pheasant sales for the fall. But predicting the number of birds we need each season is required well before all the orders have been tallied. So how do we do it? With a little history, a little bit of a gamble, and yes, even a little luck. Read More »

With day-old pheasant chicks, time is of the essence. MacFarlane Pheasants hatches over one million baby birds each year, and to us the most important thing is that they reach you, our customer, without delay so that they can mature for your fall hunts. Read More »

111th Birthday

On July 3, 2014 in General by spope

If my dad was alive, he would turn 111 today! He managed the farm from the mid 1930’s until his passing in 1985. Read More »

Late Hatching Chicks

On July 2, 2014 in General by spope

We do everything possible to reduce the incidence of late hatch chicks. Even with meticulous protocol for setting older eggs and slower hatching breeds at the proper times to achieve a narrow hatch window late hatchers always occur. Read More »

History of MacFarlane

On July 1, 2014 in General by spope

Often times we make it a point to highlight where the farm is, or how it is growing. It is exciting to see how it has evolved and what all it has become! Today I thought I would give you a little insight as to the history of MacFarlane Pheasants, and where it all began. Read More »

MacFarlane Pheasants has big news: We’re expecting! That’s right, by the end of July the U.S.’s largest pheasant farm will be the proud parent of two shiny, new outdoor pheasant pens. Our extra space couldn’t come at a better time. Read More »

It has been a wet Wisconsin spring, to say the least. We’re only two-thirds of the way through June and already we’ve received our monthly average of rain in full. Read More »

Here at MacFarlane Pheasants, not only do we produce dressed pheasant for eating, but we also sell various other game meats as well. These include alligator, buffalo, quail, and even elk. You can order all of these game meats in our online store at Today we would like to share one of our favorite elk recipes. Read More »

One hundred thousand birds a week. Think about that. That’s how many baby pheasants we have hatched into the world each week this Spring, MacFarlane Pheasants’ peak chick season. Read More »

Egg Laying Is For The Birds

On June 5, 2014 in General by spope

A pheasant farm looks before it leaps. At MacFarlane Pheasants, our season’s full-grown birds hopefully are sold before they’re even a twinkle in their mother hens’ eyes. Read More »

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