Kinman Valley Farm
Hello! My name is Erin Kinman with Kinman Valley Farm. My husband and I raise pastured poultry on our small 18 acre family farm located just West of Des Moines and you guessed it, in a valley. We are mostly weekend warrior farmers because we both work full time jobs off the farm.
Brief introduction to our pastured poultry: Our chickens live in a chick brooder for the first 2-3 weeks of their lives. Just enough time for their feathers to have grown out to help regulate their body temperature. From the brooder, the chickens are moved out to pasture. We like for our chickens to live with plenty of sun on their beaks and grass under their feet. They are moved daily to a new patch of grass and weeds within an electrified netting. This netting keeps them safe from predators. By moving them, they will always have access to fresh grass. Their diet consists of bugs, grass, weeds and Non-GMO antibiotic free feed.
We do not have any certifications. We do NOT spray our hillside where our chickens live and range. Our cows also graze the hillside to “cut” the grass but when they are not available my husband mows the grass for ease of mobility for the younger birds.
I would love to answer any questions you may have regarding our practices and chickens. I am looking forward to hearing from you!
Thank you, Erin Kinman