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Our March hatch pheasants are giving us quite a time. We have always known that pheasants hatched in March are old enough while the days are still getting longer (up until June 20th) that for some of them, their bodies are physiologically old enough to begin producing sexual hormones. Read More »


On August 28, 2010 in General by spope

Brad Lillie (our in house financial guy) and I have been crunching the numbers for the last two calendar years and though we have made progress financially (after the disastrous 2008 season, we made a reasonable profit in 2009) changes must be made for us to maintain a competitive edge. Read More »

This truck and trailer left at noon today – bound for Colorado. Read More »

This past week, Dori, Micah and I traveled to Kansas. I spoke on Friday 8/13 about managing a gamebird farm to the attendee’s at the Kansas Sport Hunting Association annual convention. Read More »

Last year we were already actively delivering adult pheasants by today’s date. This year, with the temperatures near 90 degrees, our early season customers are holding off taking their first delivery for a week or two. Read More »

We have three more hatches (8/4,8/11 and 8/18)and our regular pheasant and partridge hatching season will be over. Read More »

On Farm Transportation

On July 27, 2010 in General by spope

Over the years we have used many different modes of transportation around the farm. Read More »

It’s Hot!

On July 14, 2010 in General by spope

The temperature has reached nearly 90 degrees – which for us is hot! Surprisingly it hasn’t rained here for nearly 3 weeks, so after a much wetter than normal May and June – it is really dry. Read More »

Every year there are lots of twists and turns in the market for day old pheasant chicks. Historically we can readily sell our chick production for hatch dates up through June 1st. Read More »

One Million and Counting!

On June 30, 2010 in General by spope

We’ve passed the one million mark in pheasant chicks produced this season. On June 22nd the one millionth chick was hatched and shipped! We still are collecting eggs and it is very busy. Read More »