Kosher Poultry
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According to the USDA, Kosher Poultry is ritually slaughtered under rabbinical supervision by a Schohet. The bird will have metal tags attached to both wings indicating its kosher status.

Kosher Chickens, for example, are fed a grain diet, and are slaughtered by the Schohet with a razor-sharp knife (to avoid needless suffering) before being soaked in cold water (to remove blood and impurities), hand salted with Kosher Salt and then allowed to drain. The salting and soaking tends to make the skin of Kosher Chickens tough, and it is normal to find some residual feathers on Kosher Chickens. Domestic Kosher Chickens fall under Federal inspection guidelines.