Monthly Archives: January 2016

New Chicks in the Hen Barn

                            Right before the new white pheasant chicks hatch we need to get busy preparing for their arrival. The day they hatch, they are brought to the hen barn; therefore we set up the barn in advance by doing the following steps: […]

The One Tool No Pheasant Farmer Should Do Without

You might wonder how we remember what we did last year that worked so well in the brooder barn or how to best take care of the Winter White Pheasant or the Hungarian Partridge. We keep track of details in our employee manuals. These topics and just about every other process on our farm is […]

We Irrigate Because Better Cover Equals Better Birds

Maintaining cover in outside flight pens is important work at MacFarlane Pheasants. Check out my post from last November to learn about the types of ground cover we use and other important facts about maintaining cover in outside pens. We must maintain a balance of moisture in the pens. This is important because mud can […]

How do we Calculate the Cost of Delivering Mature Birds?

Delivering healthy birds at a reasonable price has become second nature to our staff, but it is a detailed endeavor like everything else in the pheasant business. We can’t transport 6,000–7,500 birds across the United States and Canada without giving careful thought to how much it will cost. Every delivery we set up has been […]

Looking for a Healthy Alternative to Chicken?

MacFarlane Pheasant highly recommends pheasant for entrees, soups, hors d’oeuvres, tacos, enchiladas or any dish of your own creation. Pheasant has a unique, rich flavor that makes any meal a special occasion! If you’re looking for ideas, we’ve created a variety of recipes at that you can download, pin for later, or share with […]

Pheasant Farmers Have to Collect Data!

Hen barn data collection is an essential part of growth and development at MacFarlane Pheasants. We use data to determine breeder selection because we want to breed the highest quality birds for our customers. Here’s how we find the top breeders: Data is collected on bird weights at 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, and 12 […]

Send Us Your Favorite Pheasant Stories and Pictures

                      As the new year begins, I’ve been thinking about the many ways we could better serve our customers through our blogs. We have shared our experiences on the farm, our best practices for raising pheasants, and many support topics about raising chicks and mature […]