Worcestershire Game Farm was established in 1985 and produces 250,000 day old chicks, 90,000 seven week old pheasant poults and 80,000 twelve week old partridge poults annually. We offer a choice of breeds to suit our customers requirements.
The majority of our hen pheasants are over-wintered and then moved to lay on fresh ground each year. We have two hatcheries, one for our stock and the other for purchased partridge and pheasant eggs.
Pheasant chicks are mostly reared under electric hen brooders, which though labour intensive, produce very well ‘hard’feathered poults. All poults have three weeks off heat in grass runs prior to release and are sold at seven/eight week of age.
Since 2013, we have represented the game industry at RUMA (Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture) and have been the drive behind collecting data on antibiotic usage from the game industry and also on setting AB reduction targets from 2017 to 2020. Visit www.gfa.org.uk to read our joint communication under news.
We produce Chinese (not to be confused with blue backs) crossed with Scandinavian pheasants. These produce more eggs than the pure Scandinavian and fly and hold well. And we now have imported Kansas pheasants which were imported in 2017 and overwintered on the farm.