Whole Foods Market partnered with the Global Animal Partnership to better animal welfare practices. They developed a 5-step rating system to determine how chicken, cattle, and pigs are raised. With this system you are able to see how the animals were raised before you make your meal purchase.
If you would like to know more about this 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating system here is the link:
5-Step Animal Welfare Ratings
These are some pictures of the living conditions of a step 3 chickens
These are some pictures of the living conditions of a step 5 chickens (Rhode Island Red Chickens)
7 day old baby chickens
Pitman Farms Processing Plant
From the air chilled process to the beginning of butcher processing.