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Our Maintenance Department does a complete inspection of our leased trucks before they leave the farm for deliveries. Each inspection follows the Department of Transportation guidelines. We start with a walk-around review that looks for leaks, dents, or other damage. We check the muffler, tire pressure, wheels, lights, doors, windows, and mirrors. Our next procedure involves an under-the-hood inspection. We check the oil, radiator, and all fluids. The battery connections, drive belt, hoses and wires are inspected. We start the engine to ensure gauges, wipers, horns, defroster, emergency brakes, steering, lifts, and back-up beepers are in perfect condition. At the end of our complete inspection we ensure that the fire extinguisher and first aid kit are full and included. The seat belt cutter, reflectors, seatbelts and handrails are examined for security and condition. All repairs are made before our trucks leave MacFarlane Pheasants. The Maintenance Department is responsible for making sure we are compliant with all state and federal guidelines. This is a very important component for ensuring that deliveries leave and arrive on time! Read More »

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A few weeks ago, we updated you about the 76 new flight pens we built on a new property we purchased. We are happy to say that our pens are currently full of our birds for the upcoming mature pheasant season. Hatchery Plans Ronnie Viljoen, our Hatchery Manager, reported that we have been planning for months to expand and modernize our hatchery with new technology because the demand for day-old chicks is very high. We have identified our new incubators. They are the Jamesway Platinum 3 Incubators. These incubators use intelligent software, conserve energy, increase efficiency in hatch rates, and are less labor intensive! We will be the first in the pheasant industry to use these incubators, and with the extra hatching space we are planning, we expect to raise 100’s of thousands more chicks. Our Chick and Egg Sales Manager, Tassia Gonzalez, shared more powerful news for our customers. We will open the chick ordering system sometime in October this year, a month earlier than usual! We expect to have all breeds available and do not expect to need a waiting list because of our new and improved hatchery! Read More »

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Did you know our pheasant chicks are shipped the same day they hatch? We started our chick shipments on March 14, 2023, and continued through August 15, 2023. This season, we shipped 1,809,632 chicks! It was an outstanding chick season for us at MacFarlane Pheasants, and we expect 2024 to be even busier. Our shipping success is one of the reasons why our customers keep returning to order chicks each year. Our pheasants are shipped by priority USPS mail in well-vented boxes, with fine wood wool and a grow gel that gives the chicks nutrients during shipping. Chicks do very well using this shipping method. Chicks can survive for three days without food and water because they get their nutrients from absorbing their yolk sacs. Customers also receive an extra 5% off their chick order to ensure that a complete order is received. Our chicks were shipped to all fifty states and Canada this year, which is typical. Chicks arrived at the post office selected by our customers within three days. We send a tracking number to the customers on the night the chicks are shipped so customers can prepare for new chicks. We provide rearing tips that customers can access on our website. We want everyone who purchases chicks from MacFarlane Pheasants to be prepared and satisfied, so don’t hesitate to email us with any questions. Read More »

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Our Food Products’ Department is an essential component of MacFarlane Pheasants. Our customers enjoy whole pheasants, pheasant sticks, pheasant brats, marinated pheasant breasts, pheasant pot pies, and many other delicious pheasant products. In addition, we have ground buffalo, ground ostrich, and quail. Shayne Noller is the Director of Food Products, and he was excited to share some of the recent staff additions and upcoming changes to that division. Read More »

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MacFarlane Pheasants Inc. grows most of its white meat pheasants on Wolff Farm in Belleville, WI. Up until last March, the farm owner, Greg Wolff, raised the birds as a contract grower. We would bring day-old chicks from our hatchery in Janesville, WI, and Greg would raise them to 12-14 weeks until they were ready for processing. Read More »

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Our wholesale customers will have pheasants for the holidays because they have been ordering for the last few months, getting ready for the upcoming season. Some customers ordered their pheasant in June! There have been shortages in the duck and turkey industries, and customers worried about pheasant availability so they have been making their purchases early. Read More »


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Chelsea Hall was excited to launch her position as a Human Resources Generalist at MacFarlane Pheasants in July 2022. She told me how grateful she was that everyone she has met has been so open and friendly. She also said, “Everyone is getting used to this new position, and I look forward every day to sharing what I can do for the MacFarlane employees.” Read More »


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Pheasant For Dinner has a new look! We have revised our site and added some delicious new items to our store to make it as easy as possible to enjoy our pheasant and other wild game. Delicious condiments and rice sides are also available to complement the natural flavors of our meats. Read More »