http://www.socyberty.com/Activism/A-Case-for-Free-Range-Eggs.209753 I stumbled across this interesting article, hopefully some people here will benefit from it. If you are debating whether or not you should free range your chickens, then this article is definitely for you! Not only are eggs from free range hens better tasting, but they are actually healthier for you. Plus the hens have better lives. These are several good reasons for picking free range egg. There is a lot of debate about what is "free range" and what isn't. The legalities of the definition vary depending on what country you are in. In most places it means the chickens have grass under foot. In my own world, it means they are in a chicken coop at night for their own safety, but let loose in the yard for the day.