Monthly Archives: May 2012

Wanted: Rain!

It’s been nearly a month since we’ve had any significant rainfall here. Our pheasant pens are built on quite sandy soil which means that our ground dries out more quickly than heavier soil. In the big picture, having sandy soil is a good thing for raising pheasants. But during time of drought, we can lose […]

Will there be a glut of pheasants on the market this fall?

Everyone even remotely associated with the pheasant business knows that there was a severe shortage of adult pheasants on the market this past season (the fall of 2011 and spring of 2012). I hear a lot of speculation regarding bird supply for this upcoming season (the fall of 2012 into the spring of 2013). One […]

Moving out our first hatches

Our first hatch (March 5th) ringneck pheasants of the year were moved out to the pens last week. The birds were just over eight weeks old. The birds were in the pens a few days before we got a substantial rainfall, but by then the birds knew to use the huts. After our record warmth […]

These eggs would make a lot of omeletes

This morning one of our trucks left for Chicago O’Hare with a shipment of 120 cases of ringneck pheasant hatching eggs. Each case holds 420 eggs, so the shipment was over 50,000 eggs. This is the largest shipment of hatching pheasant eggs ever shipped by us. Our egg production this year has been outstanding (much […]