Frequently Asked Questions

Browse our most commonly asked questions about pheasant meat. From storage and freezing to preparation and recipes, we cover it all.

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Pheasant Storage & Freezing

Frozen pheasant is best consumed within 1 year of freezing.

Yes. You can freeze a whole pheasant. We suggest wrapping your bird in air tight packaging and consuming within 1 year after freezing.

The best way to store pheasant is to freeze the bird.
We recommend cooking the pheasant within 24 hours after the bird is completely thawed.
Yes, simply put the fresh pheasant products in your freezer. When you would like to use the product, pull it out of the freezer and transfer it to your refrigerator to thaw the product.

Cooking & Preparing Pheasant Meat

No, the trick to cooking pheasant is to cook it at a lower heat at a longer amount of time. Cooking it slowly will prevent the pheasant from drying out. Coating the pheasant with butter or olive oil will also help keep the moisture in the bird. Cooking the pheasant in a crock pot is also an easy way to maintain the moisture and tastiness. Many people are also using bags for roasting the pheasant.

The proper way to defrost is to refrigerate for 24 hours or until completely thawed. If you need to defrost it quickly, we recommend submerging the bird in a tub of hot water.

Are the cooking instructions the same?
Yes, you can make the pheasants at the same time. Make sure you have plenty of extra fat on each bird to contain the moisture of the bird.
Absolutely, stuffing adds extra flavor to the pheasant. We recommend rice, vegetables and a blend of herbs to give the pheasant a tastier flavor!
We have used the cut up giblets in the stuffing or gravy, they are edible and can be boiled and ate as well. Many people simply discard the giblets.
Coating the bird with butter will help create a brown, crisp skin. Feel free to use as much butter as you would like, as it will add to the moisture of the bird.
Yes, you can cook the pheasant in the rotisserie but remember to cook it on a low heat for a longer time so the bird does not dry out. Also coat your bird with some extra fat, whether it is olive oil or butter.

Purchasing Pheasant Meat Products

Pheasant for Dinner sells pheasant meat online and ships birds to anywhere in the United States.

You can also purchase our pheasant meat products at our farm store in Janesville, WI, or from one of our distributors.

Our farm’s address is:
2821 South U.S. Hwy 51
Janesville, WI USA 53546

Miscellaneous Pheasant FAQs

Yes, pheasant is healthy to eat. When compared with chicken, domestic turkey or beef, pheasant is lower in total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol.

There is no MSG in any of our MacFarlane Pheasant products

Our pheasants are fed natural grains.

Our feed is made up of natural grains; there are no antibiotics, hormones, or animal by-products. We do not inject with water or flavor enhancers.

Since pheasants as gamebirds, they’re not technically classified as white or red meats. However, much like other poultry, pheasant breasts are comparable to a white meat, while the legs and tights are a dark meat.