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The pheasants and other game birds we raise are an important asset to our farm. Virtually all of our expenses are related to their care and protection! Locking all our facilities and flight pens daily gives us peace of mind at the end of the day. Importance of Locking Gates and Doors Protection from human and animal predators trying to get into barns, pens, or buildings. Barn doors, pens, or gates can blow open, birds can escape, or brooder barns can chill, causing brooders to run constantly. Access is limited from people that shouldn’t be there, going into buildings. This is, among other concerns, a biosecurity problem. Locked doors protect expensive equipment in case of attempted break-ins. Read More »

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We implemented biosecurity practices 35 years ago at MacFarlane Pheasants, and each year we refine our procedures to protect our game birds from disease. Our biosecurity team meets monthly to review protocols and to respond to the latest biosecurity concerns in bird populations. Avian Flu ( a serious bird virus) has affected many pheasant farms across the United States, even though it is common practice for all game bird farms to have stringent biosecurity practices. Read More »