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At MacFarlane Pheasants, we’re proud to be the largest day-old pheasant chick and game bird supplier in the U.S. What goes into delivering pheasant chicks? Hatchery Manager and Propagation Coordinator Ben Lawton sat down with GameBirdExpert to talk about it. Read More »

Five years ago, MacFarlane Pheasants received a strange request from a longtime customer: could we raise 200 French Redleg partridges? Read More »

Beating The Odds…

On February 4, 2014 in General by spope

One of the greatest struggles with pheasant chicks in the beginning is getting them to adjust to their new surroundings. These chicks are shipped out as early as one day old, and have a higher mortality rate, as they can be prone to starve outs. Here are some tips that we have learned throughout our years of experience to help prevent this. Read More »

MacFarlane Pheasants uses a two-part setup for rearing chicks. They call it the “A” and “B” room, which is a long barn or space divided into two sections. Read More »

The recent subzero weather has got many bird producers spooked that there might be a glut of pheasants hitting the market. Read More »

Are All Birds Created Equal?

On January 27, 2014 in General by spope

Rarely, if ever, do you hear, “Oh wow! You should come take a look at this two point buck I shot!” It just doesn’t happen. Read More »

It wasn’t the first time. It wasn’t the second. It took a bunch of times for pheasants, which come from Asia, to get situated in their new home of the United States. Read More »

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 »

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