Bates Family Homestead


3550 S 4th st
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Michigan / Kalamazoo

We are a 1st generation family farm located in Kalamazoo currently producing pasture raised Chicken and Goat with plans to add turkeys and rabbits in the future.

We incorporate Regenerative Agriculture practices in everything we do. Our chickens are raised in mobile range coops or chicken tractors and are moved to a fresh patch of ground every day. This gives them access to fresh bugs, clover & grass; everything a chicken wants to eat naturally. Our goats are kept in rotating wooded ranges where they can browse on all the shrubs and bushes they want and in the process clear the underbrush for future silvo-pastures.

We believe in keeping food local so we source everything we can from within 50 miles of the farm including our baby chicks, goats, hay and our Non-GMO grain.

Our family is committed to raising our flocks humanely and to deliver healthy food to our local community.

Growing Practices

  • Grass Fed/Pasture Raised
  • Rotational Grazing