Originally Posted by hellbender
Now...this is a whole 'nother story. I'm thinking of 'tractors' being something like 8 X 12 or something to that effect that are moved perhaps everyday. NOT free ranging.
What I see in your pic would absolutely be free-ranging...even if they had a very large electrified poultry netting fence that was moved on a regular basis.
I always find the language a little fuzzy. When people ask me if my birds are "free range," I have to give them a long-ish answer. We have coops, we have some fences, we sometimes have the birds behind the fence, we sometimes don't, we sometimes have fabulous lush pastures, other seasons we don't, some of the birds prefer to hang out indoors, others like to travel surprisingly far ... " blah blah blah.
Some people say "entirely free range" when they mean "day ranged;" or "pastured" can mean anything from entirely free ranged to day ranged, to tractored ... unless it's industrial poultry where words have other meanings.
I like @finnfur's "Gypsy Chickens" description. I get exactly the mental picture of what it is ... a nifty self-contained Wagon Camp situation. It makes me want to copy his setup so I can offer such a tidy answer.