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Winterizing Pens Keeps Game Bird Farmers Busy

On any given day at MacFarlane Pheasants, 3-6 people are kept busy winterizing the pens that hold pheasants, partridges, and huns. Typically, this work begins in October, as the temperature starts to get colder. The process we follow is repeated yearly, during the fall. Just like many jobs on a game bird farm, processes are repeated seasonally to make sure our pheasant population is well protected all year long. Read More »


Memories from Early Winter in the MacFarlane History

As the cold settled in this past week, I was reminded of the Great Armistice Day Storm of 1940. Ken MacFarlane, Uncle to Bill MacFarlane, died in this infamous storm. He had gone duck hunting with friends on the Upper Mississippi on November 11,1940 and never returned. Read More »


4 Steps to Keeping Pheasants Healthy in Winter

Have you ever wondered what happens to the birds at MacFarlane Pheasants during the cold Wisconsin winters? We take the following steps to make sure our birds stay healthy and happy during the winter months. Read More »


Last year, in Montana and elsewhere, spring snows delayed the pheasant breeding season. If you were hoping for any difference this year, boy, do we have news for you. Read More »


Woke Up to Ice

On December 20, 2013 in General by spope

Yesterday the weather service posted the dreaded “winter ice advisory”. The guys put the pens down just in case. Read More »


Winter Is Upon Us

On December 31, 2010 in General by spope

Our crews are busy selecting and placing the 30,000 bird pheasant breeder flocks. Read More »