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It is a fact that high ammonia concentrations in barns are dangerous to animals and humans. We take the job of protecting our pheasants and our employees seriously at MacFarlane Pheasants, so we follow a consistent process to keep ammonia levels low. Read More »


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Beetles and bugs in the barns are not just yucky. They cause sanitary concerns, as well as affect the health of our birds. The Darkling Beetle, is a vector for salmonella, e-coli, Newcastle disease and other diseases and viruses. Flies are a big pain and are controlled with permethrin spray and traps. Read More »


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The below 0 degree temperatures and wind chill days, this week, have been busy times in the brooder barns. We pay special attention to our birds when it is so cold, but the real work begins BEFORE the first hard frost. When we start to have cooler nights, we go around the farm turning on baseboard heaters to heat the boot room areas to make sure they are operating properly, before the big freezes! Read More »


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Maintaining equipment at a farm the size of MacFarlane Pheasants is a job that requires attention. If you give it attention, then your equipment will work through its expected lifetime. Read More »


After three weeks in the “A” room and four weeks in the “B” room, the former MacFarlane Pheasant chicks are now juveniles and ready to be transferred to outdoor pens. 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 »


When the chicks first hatch and are put into the barns, it is very important that we teach them how to behave. The first things they need to learn are to spread out and settle down while finding heat, water, and food as soon as possible. In order to get them to do what we are looking for, there are a few things we can do to help them out. Read More »


Keeping Humidity Down

On September 27, 2013 in General by spope

Humidity can be a problem in our barns. Humidity can create wet bedding, or litter. Read More »


Getting The Barns Ready

On March 12, 2011 in General by spope

We have seven brooder barns that we use to start out our baby pheasants and partridges. Read More »