G.A.P. Species: Broiler Chicken

Chicken farms vary significantly depending on where they are located. For example, our Base Certification and Enriched Environment certification levels are primarily indoor systems, whereas the chickens in the higher tiers are raised outdoors. That’s why our program supports continuous improvement, and is not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ model. As with all of the animals in the G.A.P. program, our third-party certifiers audit every farm, every 15 months to ensure our standards are being met. That’s something you can definitely feel good about.

Access a detailed version of our comprehensive standards in the documents below or reference this quick, at-a-glance overview of the key standards being met at each certification level to understand which level could be achievable for your farm or ranch.

All levels of certification: No antibiotics ever | No added growth hormones* | No animal by-products | Every farm 3rd party audited every 15 months

*Federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones in raising poultry.

Standards in green indicate a new or changed requirement from the previous certification level.

G.A.P. Chicken Partners

3 Little Pigs, LLC

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken, Pork

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365 by Whole Foods Market

Retailers: Beef, Chicken, Pork, Turkey

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EVOL

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 1; Chicken, Step 2; Pork, Step 1

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Cooks Venture

Farms & Ranches: Chicken, Step 4

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365 Everyday Value

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2 & 3 / Pork, Step 1

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Adena Poultry

August 15, 2017

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Allen Harim

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken

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Allen Harim

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 2

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Americhicken

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

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Applegate Farms

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 1 & 3 / Chicken, Step 2 & 3 / Turkey, Step 1 / Beef, Step 4

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Bay Valley Foods Inc.

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken

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Bell & Evans

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

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Bell & Evans

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken

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Bell & Evans

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 2

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Best Dressed Chicken

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3

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Bilinski’s Sausage Mfg Co

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3

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Campo Lindo Farm

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 3

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Coleman Natural Foods

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 1 / Chicken Step 2, 3 (ORG), 5

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Compass Group USA

Foodservice: Chicken

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Emmaus Foods, LLC

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken

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Family Ranch

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

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Filet of Chicken

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken

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Fork in the Road Foods

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2 / Pork, Step 1

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FreeBird Chicken

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken

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FreeBird Chicken

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 2

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Freshpet

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2 / Turkey, Step 1

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Gourmet Foods, Inc.

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken, Pork

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Happy N’ Healthy Pet Products

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken, Beef

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Isernio’s Sausage Company

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken, Pork

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Jamaica Broilers Group Ltd.

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 3

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Joyce Farms

Manufacturers & Processors:
Chicken Step 4, Poussin Step 2, Beef Step 4

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Joyce Farms

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken Step 4, Poussin Step 2

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Joyce Farms

Products & Brands:
Chicken Step 4, Poussin Step 2, Beef Step 4

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Maple Hill

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 2

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Marksbury Farm Foods

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 4 / Beef, Step 4

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Mary’s Chicken

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3 & 5

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Miller Poultry

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken

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Miller Poultry

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 2

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Naked Truth

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

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Nature’s Rancher

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 1 / Chicken, Step 2

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Only Natural Pet

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3

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Original Brat Hans

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2 & 3

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Perdue Farms

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken

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Pine Manor

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

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Pitman Farms

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 2, 3 & 5 / Turkey, Step 3 (ORG), 5 (ABF)

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Rossdown Natural Foods

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 3

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Shenandoah Valley Organic

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 2 & 3

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Tarantino Meat Co

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken, Pork

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Tender & True Pet Nutrition

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2 / Chicken, Step 3 Organic / Turkey, Step 1

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Thrive Market

Retailers: Beef, Chicken, Pork, Turkey

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Wayne Farms

Farms & Ranches: Chicken, Step 2

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Wayne Farms

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken

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Wellshire Farms

Manufacturers & Processors:
Chicken, Beef, Pork

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White Oak Pastures

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 5 / Turkey, Step 5+ / Beef, Step 4, 5+ / Pork, Step 4

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Whole Foods Market

Retailers: Beef, Chicken, Lamb, Pork, Turkey

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Yorkshire Valley Farms Ltd.

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 2 / Turkey, Step 2

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Did you know?

G.A.P. is replacing 100% of chicken breeds that result in poor welfare outcomes by 2024 with breeds meeting specified welfare outcomes within its 5-Step® Rating Program. With this change, we can affect the lives of almost 300 million chickens annually.