• Preparing Our Barns & Pens Each Spring

    At MacFarlane Pheasant Farm, the arrival of each new season brings with it a fresh set of challenges and opportunities as we prepare our barns and pens for the incoming batches of pheasants. We're committed to keeping things safe, clean, and running smoothly. This post details our carefully crafted process [...]

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  • Let’s Talk About Mature Pheasant Sales At MacFarlane Pheasants In 2023-2024!

    We sell many mature pheasants every year because the demand for high-quality pheasants is strong. We are pleased to provide these mature pheasants to our customers, and are grateful for their continued support of our business. The demand for MacFarlane Pheasants’ birds is constant, and our employees work hard to [...]

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  • Our Milton Farm in 2024!

    Since starting the Milton Farm, located in Milton, Wisconsin, we have had great success. Brett Hammon, our farm manager, has provided us with an update for January 2024! MacFarlane Pheasants has been blessed with employees who work hard, communicate well, and demonstrate the skills necessary to raise our beautiful pheasants. [...]

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  • MacFarlane Pheasants Raises French Red-Legged Partridges

    French Red-legged partridges have been a popular choice for game hunters in the UK for many years. We have sold them for approximately 14 years at MacFarlane Pheasants.  Hunting clubs across the United States appreciate having these interesting and high-flying partridges available for release because they add a real challenge [...]

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  • Gamebird Industry Risks

    The gamebird industry is changing in significant ways due to the many risks that are involved in raising birds. The economy, weather and  the Avian Influenza outbreaks that have happened throughout the world In the past five years have impacted the gamebird industry in many ways. Gamebird producers have witnessed [...]

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  • Red-Legged Partridges Are Popular Game Birds and We Raise Them

    The History of Our Red-Legged Partridges We started raising Red-Legged Partridges in 2009. Our owner Bill MacFarlane had a customer request for these partridges and that started the ball rolling. Since the Red-Legged Partridge has been raised at game farms in France and Italy for centuries, we began exploring how [...]

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  • What Is The Process For Getting Our Mature Pheasants Shipped From MacFarlane Pheasants?

    The plan for shipping our mature pheasants from MacFarlane Pheasants begins with our customers confirming their yearly bird numbers in the spring! Our mature sales' staff begins working diligently to give our customers an idea of the delivery schedule that matches the time they want to have their birds delivered. [...]

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  • What is the Story Behind Mature Bird Sales at MacFarlane Pheasants?

    During the 2022-2023 Mature Bird Season at MacFarlane Pheasants, you can still get on a waiting list if you would like to get pheasants or chukars, but at this time, we are sold out. Our customers are ordering more birds every year, so it is vital to learn about the [...]

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  • The Importance of Peepers on a Game Farm

    MacFarlane Pheasants raises and sells approximately 500,000 exceptionally beautiful mature pheasants each year. Pheasants are naturally beautiful birds but can also be aggressive toward each other. Before our pheasants are placed in flight pens to grow to maturity, we spend time putting peepers on each and every one of them. [...]

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  • Hungarian Partridges (Huns) Are A Challenging Breed to Raise!

    Hungarian Partridge (Hun) chicks are temperamental and challenging to raise, but we love them and so do our customers. We’ve been raising Huns since the 1990s, so we are experts at the proper way to care for them.  We buy our eggs from France and hatch them in our hatchery. [...]

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  • Raising Hungarian Partridges is Challenging and Exciting!

    We have been raising Hungarian Partridges since the 1990s, and they continue to be a popular choice for MacFarlane Pheasants' customers. We buy Hungarian Partridge eggs from France and hatch them in our hatchery. We generally raise about 50,000 of these beautiful birds each year at MacFarlane Pheasants. The Hungarian Partridge is [...]

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  • Hardy Hungarian Partridges Are Available At MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc.

    The hardy Hungarian Partridges we raise are available to order at this time. Season after season, we have sold out of these game birds, by this time of year. But, currently, we have them available to order. You can call us at 608-757-7881 to set up a pick-up or delivery. [...]

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  • The Kansas Ringneck Pheasants Are Growing Strong at MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc.

    The Kansas Ringneck breed, raised at MacFarlane Pheasants, is more popular each year. MacFarlane Pheasants increased the production of this beautiful bird by 30,000 birds in 2020.  This year we are raising around 70,000 of these lightweight and flighty birds. We raise Kansas in separate pens so the catching crew [...]

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  • Do Ring-Necked Pheasant Tail Feathers Regrow?

    Ring-Necked Pheasants are certainly a beautiful species. They are one of the most popular breeds for stocking a wildlife area or hunting preserve. They mature at about 22 weeks. Mature Ring-Necked Pheasants are very hardy and known for their flying abilities, color, and beautiful tail feathers. Occasionally a Ring-Necked pheasant [...]

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  • Peepers Protect Pheasants!

    Raising pheasants has some situations where the pheasants need to be protected from themselves. One of the things that pheasants will do is pick at each other. They will pull out the tail feathers of other pheasants and grab onto their skin with their sharp beaks causing serious injuries. Those [...]

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  • Hungarian Partridges Are Raised at MacFarlane Pheasants

    The Hungarian partridge is also known as a gray partridge, an English partridge, or simply called a “Hun.” The Hun is a small bird with a short neck and tail and tends to be a little skittish, but quite beautiful. The juvenile Huns are pale brown with some darker streaks. [...]

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  • Red Legged Partridges Are A Beautiful and Exciting Choice for Game Bird Farms

    Game Bird Farms fall in love with the French Red-legged Partridges because they are beautiful, exciting, and easily acclimate to their surroundings. French Red-legs have light brown backs, gray breasts, buff bellies, and of course, red legs. The Red-Legs are a hearty bird with a low mortality rate and when [...]

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  • Royd Hatt’s Ornamental Pheasants Are A Big Hit MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. 2018 Seminar

    Hatt Ranch, founded in 1976, is owned and operated by Royd Hatt. It is located in Green River, Utah, surrounded by 100-foot bluffs and on the edge of the San Rafael desert. Birds are kept in a natural state on the property-wild and free roaming. Hunting at Hatt’s Ranch is [...]

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  • Manchurian Cross Pheasants Are Popular in Utah

    It has been more than a quarter of a century since MacFarlane Pheasants first imported Manchurian pheasant eggs into the United States from China. We imported 1260 eggs and went through a rigorous process to get these eggs back to our farm. When we finally did, we ended up with 400 chicks [...]

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  • 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 [...]

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