Kipster Eggs are sold at Ralphs, Kings Soopers, QFC, Fred Meyer, City Market, Kroger, Fry's, Roundy's, Smiths, Mariano’s, Pick ‘n Save, Metro Markets, and Copps.
Available in AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MI, MS, MT, NM, NV, OH, OR, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY.
Our farms are designed to closely align with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
We founded Kipster to find a way to feed the world’s population in an honest way – while showing respect for all living beings, and not passing any cost to future generations. We opened our first farm in the Netherlands in October 2017.
WE HAVE A DREAM
Our dream is a sustainable and healthy world in which all people and animals can live with dignity. In our view, animal-friendly commercial farming is a contradiction in terms. We keep on dreaming and…
There's a role for only a few farm animals, and only under certain strict conditions:
Farm animals should contribute to a sustainable and healthy food system and environment – not a burden.
Humans must respect the emotions and instincts of farm animals by giving them the best life possible.
Competition for food between humans and farm animals is out of the question. Crops should be about food not feed.
Plant-based alternatives are preferred above livestock.
Okay, this is just a start. We know that we can always do better and be better.
We see chickens as more than just layers of eggs. They have desires, instincts and feelings. They suffer and enjoy. They’re beings just like us – but then forest birds. They’re not fans of open plains and they hate rain. That’s why we created a natural-like wooded environment with plenty of variety, daylight, fresh air and free-range scurrying space. The park is fenced and netted off to minimize the chance of predators and bird flu.
Kipster does not and shall not conduct, fund, commission, or allow any animal testing for any purpose.
2. from waste to taste
Over 70% of the world’s agricultural land is used for livestock feed. This has an enormous impact on ecosystems, biodiversity and nature. It's why Kipster aims to bypass using agricultural land altogether. Our chickens in the USA are fed with a newly developed feed made of about 65% residual flows from bakeries and other food producers. Based on our Dutch numbers in 2022, about 66% of our total Kipster carbon footprint is from feed. We use up-cycled feed, which makes our feed close to 43% lower in carbon than conventional chicken feed.
3. Roosters for meat
It’s an awkward fact: the same number of laying hens and roosters are born every day. But what happens to the boy chicks? Billions of one-day-old roosters are gassed every year orthey're destroyed during incubation.Since we can’t digest this reality, the brothers of our laying hens are raised in friendly homes before being sent to a slaughterhouse after 15-17 weeks. As for the spent hens, we make various meat products that are then sold at supermarkets.
4. Carbon compensated Packaging
Sure, it’s fine if your children want to make crafts with our blue boxes. But otherwise, you can just throw them into your paper recycling. The carton is certified Carbon Neutral by climatepartner.com.
5. Healthy position farmer
Farmers receive a fair price for their eggs. Consumers then pay a fair price to the supermarket. The eggs are packed up on the farm and delivered to supermarkets across the U.S.
6. CLEANER AIR
Through continuous circulation and good ventilation we have a better air quality. This is good for both chickens and farmers. We feel it's important for the health and the wellbeing of both to invest in this.
7. Producing Loads of solar energy
Our solar roofs provide a lot of energy. How much? For the U.S., we do not know yet since it's our first year of farming. For the farms in the Netherlands, please check our annual report in the News Section. In fact, the Dutch farms don't use any fossil fuels (another fact we love).
8. Blending with the landscape
At Kipster farms, style meets substance. In fact, they got married and had kids. Whether it’s the modern design of the farm or the landscaping plan, or how the operational and technical installations are built out-of-sight, we feel good about looking good. We want to fit in.
9. Connecting farmers and consumers
On the Kipster Farm we have a special space for visitors with an exhibition area. You can see the chickens in action through the windows. Everyone’s welcome. Drop by. Say hi.
10. Flexible & scaleable
The farm is a sustainable alternative to conventional agriculture. The concept can also be applied to more urban settings. Thanks to the modular set-up, farms can be built to accommodate between 24,000 and 120,000 chickens.
Kipster solidifies the Netherlands’ position as an innovator in developing and realizing climate-neutral, sustainable food systems. We show that animal welfare, environmental friendliness and financial feasibility can all scurry around happily together.
What does The Rockefeller Foundation have to do with Kipster? And what can you experience on the farm?
We're on the lookout for a PR and Communications Manager. who shares our enthusiasm for more animal welfare and less environmental impact. If you are a hands-on marketing and PR expert who can translate our vision into compelling content, we would love to hear from you.
Your key qualifications include expertise in social media activation and crafting engaging content.
You have a wide network of relevant journalists across the United States and the ability to facilitate Kipster's interactions with the media.
You possess a comprehensive knowledge of U.S. consumer markets, their current trends, and preferences.
Please send your resume and a cover letter to Sandra.
i - Animal welfare & EGGS
ii - upcycled feed
iii - roosters & SPENT HENS
iv - sustainabLE & carbon neutral
v - farm FACTS
vi - business related
Many thanks to all the organizations that made KIPSTER possible
Dream. Think. Do
We worked on developing Kipster for over four years. Research from and collaboration with Wageningen University formed the basis for a lot of our thinking and doing.
We also involved the Dutch Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Eurogroup for Animals, ASPCA, Certified Humane, Caring Vets, Caring Farmers, Compassion in World Farming, Humane Society, Global Animal Partnership and numerous other specialists.
We are extremely grateful for everyone’s ideas and cooperation. Special thanks to: Nijsen Company, MPS Egg Farms, Kroger, Big Dutchman, Hendrix Genetics.
from hatch to harvest
Chief Egg Officer
Kipster is a curious chicken free of cages and cares. She is a connoisseur of finding the finest of dust bathing spots.
As a passionate professional Sandra has international experience in sustainable agriculture, sourcing and supply chain engagement, research and development, stakeholder engagement facilitation and environmental impact assessment.
As an experienced professional Bas knows what it takes to make Kipster grow. His objective is to grow together with our suppliers and customer. Bas his personal ambition is to contribute to a better foodsystem.
You're welcome at our visitor centre. It'll be open daily from 10 AM until 4 PM. Please contact us for questions about your visit. If you cannot wait to see the hens, then watch the Kipster chicken show live at KIPSTER