Monthly Archives: August 2015

Being prepared to start the day…

In my position at MacFarlanes, some of my duties include loading and crating birds for deliveries.  In order to complete these duties on time, the crew and I must be prepared to start the day. The first thing we do is drive the birds into the lanes (staging area before catching) the afternoon before the […]

Brooder Barn

At MacFarlane Farms we believe the best way to have strong healthy birds is to start out with the best brooder barn you can set up. We can’t emphasize enough how important it is that the structure you are using is draft -free, clean and that it has the appropriate light, heat, feed and water. […]

New Tractors on the Way!

If your car was purchased in the early 1990’s and had hundreds of thousands of miles on it, you’d most likely be looking for a new car!  MacFarlane Pheasants was recently faced with a similar search. We decided that it was time to replace two of our tractors that had over 13,000 hours on each […]

Flight Pens

One of the biggest investments you make on a game bird farm is flight pens. If you are buying birds from MacFarlane farms, we’ve got a vested interest in you succeeding, so we’re not shy about sharing our flight pen plans. Remember, the main purpose of the structure is to keep birds in and predators […]

Feeding Pheasants

At MacFarlane Pheasant Farm, we take our protein very seriously. Years of work and study and hands-on research has shown us the optimum diet for raising healthy gamebirds on a farm. In the wild, pheasants eat grain, insects, worms, and pretty much anything they can peck at – even if it’s not good for them. […]