Wholesale Chicken

We think chicken should taste like chicken. Our wholesale chicken meat does. Our free-range wholesale chicken products include rare heritage breeds like the French poulet rouge chicken.

All our wholesale chicken meat is humanely raised with no hormones or antibiotics. Shenandoah Valley Organic wholesale chicken goes the extra mile, checking every box when it comes to animal welfare, food safety, and sustainable farming methods.

13 Products
Organic Chicken Breasts
16 breasts (approximately 10 lbs.)
$219
Organic Boneless Chicken Thighs
32 thighs (approximately 10 lbs.)
Out of Stock
Whole Poussin
20 poussin (approximately 26 lbs.)
$292
Organic Whole Chickens (Fryers)
6 birds (approximately 28 lbs.)
$334
Partially Boned Poussin
12 poussin (approximately 10 lbs.)
$229
Organic Chicken Wings
Approximately 100 wings (about 10 lbs.)
$189
Black Silkie Chicken Meat
7 birds (approximately 14 lbs.)
$208
Taco Night Sampler
15 cuts (approximately 10 lbs.)
Out of Stock
Culinary Favorites Sampler Box
18 cuts (approximately 14 lbs.)
Out of Stock
Ground Chicken
4 packs (10 lbs.)
Out of Stock
Organic Chicken Tenderloins
8 packs (approximately 10 lbs.)
Out of Stock
French Poulet Rouge™ Chicken
6 chickens (approximately 18 lbs.)
Out of Stock
Semi-Boneless Poussin Breast
24 breasts (approximately 8 lbs.)
Out of Stock

Buying Chicken Meat in Bulk: Why Organic Chicken is a Better Choice

There are several good reasons to choose organic chicken when you are buying wholesale chicken meat.

Happier Chickens

Organic chickens tend to live happier lives on smaller farms than factory-farmed chickens, and less-stress on the animal makes better-tasting meat. Regulations stipulate that organic chickens must have room to roam and can’t be house in overcrowded coops. Because their feed is also regulated, organic chickens tend to have a better-quality diet, which can affect how the meat tastes.


Helps Small Farmers

Buying organic chicken supports the livelihoods of smaller farmers in your local region.


Better for the Ecosystem

Factory-farmed chicken is harsher on the environment. Factory farms are concentrated in about 15 states. Discarded chicken litter is often used as fertilizer on fields in those areas, but the high-density of those factory farms creates runoff when it rains into adjacent waterways and streams, raising major water quality concerns.


Healthier Option

Organic chicken, such as Shenandoah Valley Organic chicken, is raised without antibiotics or hormones and each chicken’s origin is fully traceable back to the farm where it was raised. Non-organic chickens are frequently given antibiotics and can develop antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria. Mass-produced chickens are also more susceptible to salmonella. Cooking chicken to the proper temperature kills these bacteria but many consumers prefer not to take the chance.

Wholesale Chicken Meat: Heritage Breeds

When shopping for chicken meat wholesale, keep in mind that hundreds of different chicken breeds exist in the world. Roughly 65 are recognized by the American Poultry Association. In the mid-20th century chicken production in the U.S. became aggressively industrialized and certain rapidly grown hybrid chickens were favored by producers over other slower-growing chicken breeds that had been around for centuries. As a result, many of those heritage breeds became harder to find or even extinct.


At Marx Foods, we seek out unusual heritage breed chickens like Black-skinned Silkie Chickens, an ancient breed from Asia, and French Poulet Rouge chickens, which are raised in North Carolina from Label Rouge breeding stock imported from France. Fed an all-grain diet free from animal byproducts, Poulet Rouge chickens live on small family farms in airy, open-sided houses with access to the outdoors. Like many heritage birds, Poulet Rouge chickens are not as plump as conventional chickens, but they have a richer, fuller flavor that is well worth seeking out the next time you buy chicken meat in bulk.

Wholesale Chicken Meat: Heritage Breeds

When shopping for chicken meat wholesale, keep in mind that hundreds of different chicken breeds exist in the world. Roughly 65 are recognized by the American Poultry Association. In the mid-20th century chicken production in the U.S. became aggressively industrialized and certain rapidly grown hybrid chickens were favored by producers over other slower-growing chicken breeds that had been around for centuries. As a result, many of those heritage breeds became harder to find or even extinct.


At Marx Foods, we seek out unusual heritage breed chickens like Black-skinned Silkie Chickens, an ancient breed from Asia, and French Poulet Rouge chickens, which are raised in North Carolina from Label Rouge breeding stock imported from France. Fed an all-grain diet free from animal byproducts, Poulet Rouge chickens live on small family farms in airy, open-sided houses with access to the outdoors. Like many heritage birds, Poulet Rouge chickens are not as plump as conventional chickens, but they have a richer, fuller flavor that is well worth seeking out the next time you buy chicken meat in bulk.

How to Butcher a Whole Chicken When You Buy Bulk Chicken Meat

Buying chicken breasts and chicken thighs can simplify getting dinner on the table, but buying a whole chicken and cutting it up into parts is often a more economical way to go. It’s easy once you know how, as you’ll see in this series of videos. Watch now →

How to Butcher a Whole Chicken When You Buy Bulk Chicken Meat

Buying chicken breasts and chicken thighs can simplify getting dinner on the table, but buying a whole chicken and cutting it up into parts is often a more economical way to go. It’s easy once you know how, as you’ll see in this series of videos. Watch now →

Frequently Asked Questions About Chicken


Based on a 6oz portion per person, you would need about 18lbs of boneless chicken breasts to feed 50 adults.

Skinless, boneless chicken breasts are a real time-saver when you need to get dinner on the table fast. They are best cooked very quickly using high heat. Sauté whole boneless chicken breasts in a skillet, bake them in the oven, grill them, or cut them into strips for a stir fry. Brush a little oil on them to keep them moist. Cook to an internal temperature of 165°F. Be careful not to overcook. Boneless chicken breasts can dry out when cooked too long.

The cooking time for a whole chicken varies by weight and oven temperature. Here are rough estimates for roasting a whole chicken at 375°F:

  • 2½- to 3-pound chicken: 1 to 1¼ hours
  • 3½- to 4-pound chicken: 1¼ to 1½ hours
  • 4½- to 5-pound chicken: 1¾ to 2 hours

Spatchcocking means removing a whole chicken’s backbone so that it can be flattened, allowing it to cook more evenly. Spatchcocking is an easy butchering technique to learn and spatchcocked grilled chicken is a snap to cook.

Where to Buy Chicken Meat Wholesale

Buy chicken meat in bulk online at Marx Foods. Our bulk chicken meat includes Shenandoah Valley Organic chicken, heritage breeds, and poussin, a small, young chicken. When you buy bulk chicken meat from Marx Foods, delivery via FedEx Overnight is included at no extra cost. In addition to wholesale chicken meat, Marx Foods offers wholesale duck meat and wholesale halal meat.