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Preparing Chicks for Shipment through the US Postal System

MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. ships approximately 1.2 million chicks through the postal system each year. Shipping that many chicks requires a great deal of planning before they reach their final destinations. Read More »


How do we ship game birds?

On August 28, 2017 in Mature Birds by spope

MacFarlane Pheasants Inc. ships pheasants and other game birds in shipping crates built by a dedicated on-staff carpenter. Basically, we use what we call a warm weather small crate and a cold weather large crate. Recently, we began trying out the use of manufactured plastic crates.  Avian Influenza is a threat we worry about constantly. Plastic is easier to clean and least likely to hold invasive bugs or micro-organisms. Read More »


Building a Better Gamebird

On February 17, 2014 in General by spope

Good hunting pheasants don’t just happen. At MacFarlane Pheasants, we understand this, and it’s because of the pains we take with our birds, from their selection, incubation, brooding, and shipping, that have helped us become the number one pheasant supplier in the U.S. But building a better bird begins with the genetics, and ours came direct from the fields of China. Read More »