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MacFarlane Pheasants Bought Three New Ford Cargo Vans to Deliver Chicks and Eggs

On March 20, 2019, three new high roof cargo vans with gas engines went into service at MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. We bought them because we needed vehicles that were 100% reliable and we had been having some problems with the Sprinters. Read More »


Let’s Talk About Chick Season At MacFarlane Pheasants And Our Standby List!

Did you know that when you call us for pheasant chick specials and we are sold out of your favorite breed, you can be put on our special standby list? Read More »


Chick Ordering at MacFarlane Pheasants-2019

We are entering our third season of using a new chick ordering system and they are selling like crazy this year! We started taking orders for chicks at MacFarlane Pheasants in November, but you can place your order right now at https://www.pheasant.com. Read More »


Chicks, Chicks, And More Chicks!

On January 14, 2019 in Chicks by spope

Chicks, Chicks, And More Chicks!

Chicks raised in the Hen Barn under the guidance of Research Manager, Kate Rol-lette, are raised as pedigree breeders for the white pheasants we produce for food con-sumption at MacFarlane Pheasants. Read More »


MacFarlane Pheasants Inc. produces approximately 1.8 million chicks each year. Nearly 500,000 of those chicks are raised to maturity and bought by clubs, governmental agencies and individuals. They are enjoyed for sport and their tasty meat! The rest of the chicks are sold as chicks or started birds. What some of you may not know is that we raise and sell three different types of partridges, also. Let’s take a look at all of these beautiful birds. It’s a good idea to look at all of your choices before deciding on which birds meet your needs. Enjoy the journey! Read More »


New Chick Ordering System at MacFarlane Pheasants

We are always looking for ways to improve our chick ordering procedures at MacFarlane Pheasants. In the past, we used an Excel worksheet to keep track of orders and availability of chicks. Two or three people worked on keeping the worksheet updated.  Read More »


Year-Round Chick Adventures at MacFarlane Pheasants

This past chick season, we raised 2.4 million chicks between March and August. 600,000 chicks were kept on the farm and raised to maturity to meet the needs of hunt clubs, individuals, and government agencies. The rest were sold as day-old chicks to folks who wanted to raise their own game birds. Read More »


Incubating and hatching pheasant eggs requires a specific process to insure success. The process we use at MacFarlane Pheasants is documented in our online booklet called The Complete Guide to Incubation. You can download our booklet for free and try incubating and hatching your own baby pheasants! Let me use this article to share some of the finer points of preparing and incubating pheasant eggs so you are aware of just what it takes to end up with beautiful baby chicks! Read More »


Understanding End of Season Chick Sales

Each year we sell lots of chicks over the course of our main chick season from April to mid-August.  Consistently, our sales reach 1.5 million chicks by the end of the season! During the several months, when sales are booming, our staff is working long intensive days to take orders, prepare records, and ship chicks all over the world! August is the end of our chick sales season and the month of chick sales that is least understood by our customers. Read More »


How Do You Calibrate Egg Incubators and Keep Eggs at the Proper Temperature?

MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. hatches over two million birds each year in our hatchery. That means we collect over three million eggs in order to get that many hatches! Obviously, we have our system down to a science. We use the Natureform I-14 machines to incubate our eggs. These machines must be calibrated to 99 degrees. In order to calibrate the machines to the required 99 degrees we use a mercury thermometer. Read More »