As a family who have raised true free-range and organic chickens, it was surprising to me that there is no real meaning behind the words within the poultry industry. Why am I wasting extra money on cage-free or free-range eggs when the chickens are either confined to a tiny sliver of outside space for short periods or simply allowed to roam freely enclosed in one large coop?
Read and decide for yourself before you buy again. Find a local producer if you can. Check with your extension agent or farmer's market.