Where Does Walmart Chicken Come From? (Full Guide)

You can buy a wide range of meat and protein in Walmart stores and online at Walmart.com. Their fresh meat selection includes beef, pork, and of course, chicken.

However, with such cheap prices that Walmart offers for its range of poultry, this has got customers wondering where Walmart chicken comes from… Here is what I discovered!

Where Does Walmart Chicken Come From?

The majority of Walmart’s chicken comes from processing plants run by third-party corporations such as Tyson and Maple Leaf. There is little transparent information on where exactly most of Walmart’s chicken comes from. However, much of the chicken sold in Walmart is usually free-range, cage-free, and locally sourced.

So how good actually is Walmart’s chicken, and what chicken products can you buy at your local Walmart store? Here are the answers to all of your questions!

Is Walmart Chicken Fresh?

While Walmart does not sell freshly butchered meat, it does still offer a wide selection of fresh chicken products.

In fact, the company offers a 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee on all of the meat it sells.

So, if you don’t think a chicken product you bought is fresh or of good enough quality, you can get a full refund.

You don’t even need to return the chicken itself or the packaging. All you need to do is take your receipt to a cashier or customer service representative to claim your refund.

How Much Does Walmart Chicken Cost?

The prices of Walmart chicken will vary considerably depending on the product you are buying.

Additionally, the most expensive chicken products you can buy at Walmart include those you can buy in bulk, for example, chicken breast fritters and canned chicken breast.

The cheapest chicken on offer starts at only $0.42. These cheaper products tend to be packaged in cans and pouches and include chicken Vienna sausages and canned chicken chunks.

What Chicken Products Does Walmart Sell?

What Chicken Products Does Walmart Sell?

Walmart sells a wide range of chicken products, such as fresh, frozen, and cooked chicken. Some of the products on offer at Walmart include:

  • Chicken drumsticks
  • Chicken breasts
  • Rotisserie chickens
  • Glazed chicken
  • Chicken nuggets

You should be able to buy all of these products in your local Walmart store. But, please bear in mind that not all of Walmart’s chicken products are available to purchase as normal on Walmart.com.

For example, you cannot order fresh chicken to be delivered as you would other products on the website such as clothing, furniture, or tools.

This is due to how parcels and non-fresh produce are handled during the standard delivery process.

You can, however, do a dedicated grocery shop elsewhere on Walmart.com, and arrange to have your groceries picked up or delivered at a time that suits you.

Does Walmart Have A Butcher?

Walmart does not have an in-house butcher, although the company did use to have butchers in their stores that would store the meat and cut it as per each customer’s requirements.

However, back in 2000, Walmart began to close its in-store butchers to make the switch to selling packaged meats. It started by shutting down the butchers in 180 stores across six states.

So, if you want to buy chicken or other meat from Walmart, it will already have been processed and pre-packaged for you.

Where Else Can I Buy Fresh Chicken?

You can buy fresh chicken at all major grocery stores and supermarkets in the United States. Each different store will sell its produce at different price points, and it will often be sourced from different regions and packaged by different plants.

Here is a list of some of the most convenient places to buy fresh chicken:

This list is not exhaustive. There are plenty of other stores in the US that will sell fresh chicken, including local and independent markets and butchers.

Additionally, you can also see our other guides on where Walmart resources its red meat and also where Costco gets its meat and chicken from.

Also, don’t forget to see our guides on whether or not Walmart sells Halal meat and if Walmart has a butcher or deli.


The exact source of Walmart’s chicken products is not entirely clear. However, what we do know is that it is processed and packaged by the third-party corporations in charge of much of Walmart’s meat distribution.

You can buy a wide range of chicken products in Walmart’s stores, including rotisserie chickens and frozen chicken. Walmart also sells a large selection of fresh chicken, on which it offers a 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee.

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Marques Thomas

Marques Thomas graduated with a MBA in 2011. Since then, Marques has worked in the retail and consumer service industry as a manager, advisor, and marketer. Marques is also the head writer and founder of QuerySprout.com.

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