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It is our pleasure at MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. to announce that the Bi-Annual International Pheasant Management Seminar will be held March 4-7, 2018 in Janesville,  WI.  Let me share what Darrell Meineke, from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, said about the 2016 seminar. Read More »


Year-Round Chick Adventures at MacFarlane Pheasants

This past chick season, we raised 2.4 million chicks between March and August. 600,000 chicks were kept on the farm and raised to maturity to meet the needs of hunt clubs, individuals, and government agencies. The rest were sold as day-old chicks to folks who wanted to raise their own game birds. Read More »


MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. Employs Len Narra from Durbanville, South Africa

Len Narra is one of 10 employees from South Africa, who was hired to fill short-term positions at MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. Len arrived in March 2017 and will return to his hometown in Durbanville, South Africa in January. Durbanville is a rural, residential suburb in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. It is surrounded by farms that produce wheat and wine.  Read More »


Jano Smith Works At MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc.

Jano Smith shared his experiences in Astummerica, working at MacFarlane Pheasants Inc. He joined the farm crew in March of 2017, traveling all the way from Schweizer-Reneke in the North West Province of South Africa. This province of around 40,000 people is sometimes called the City of Sunflowers.  Read More »


Record Keeping In The Brooder Barn

On November 14, 2017 in Brooder by spope

Record Keeping In The Brooder Barn

Record keeping is essential to making business decisions at MacFarlane Pheasants. In the brooder barns we record key information on a daily basis. There is a mortality sheet in each workroom. The workroom is a special room for sanitation right before the chick barn. Information recorded at the top of the mortality sheet includes the barn number, the number of chicks placed into the room and the hatch date. Read More »


Empty Bowls Event Is a Smashing Success

MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. was honored to participate, with more than 50 local businesses, individuals and other community volunteers to support the Empty Bowls Event at Parker High School on October 28, 2017. Empty Bowls brought in 650 guests to enjoy the 34 soups, breads, desserts, pottery, and entertainment organized for this event. This is an annual event established to support Everyone Cooperating to Help Others (ECHO) and is an important fundraiser for all of the people served by this agency. Read More »


10 Steps to Prepare for a Delivery of Mature Game Birds

Hopefully you are nearly prepared for your upcoming delivery of game birds from MacFarlane Pheasants. If you want to be sure you are fully prepared, I would recommend a complete reading of our guide “Setup and Care for a Delivery of Adult Birds Manual.” This manual is free and located on our website under “resources.” Listed below are 10 reminders to make your delivery and the care of your birds a smooth and successful process. Read More »


Some customers, who buy from MacFarlane Pheasants Inc., prefer to raise their own pheasants to maturity. This is the reason they buy our starter birds. This season, 20,700 starter birds were purchased. These starter birds are pheasants at 7-8 weeks of age. Read More »


Incubating and hatching pheasant eggs requires a specific process to insure success. The process we use at MacFarlane Pheasants is documented in our online booklet called The Complete Guide to Incubation. You can download our booklet for free and try incubating and hatching your own baby pheasants! Let me use this article to share some of the finer points of preparing and incubating pheasant eggs so you are aware of just what it takes to end up with beautiful baby chicks! Read More »


White Pheasants Are Raised Year-Round at MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc.

We will raise 220,000 white pheasants on our farm this year which is a substantial increase in these birds, from just a few years ago.  The white pheasant is occasionally born as a mutation in the Ringneck breed. What we found out many years ago is that when white pheasants are selectively bred, they produce more white pheasants. These birds are bigger than the typical Ringneck and very tasty. We use white pheasants for 100% of the meat we sell because of their taste and size. Their average size is 2.5-3 pounds when dressed! Read More »