Not sure if this is in the right section...but can someone please explain to me what the difference is between free range and pasture chickens and eggs? I have 3 chickens that have their own little hen house with an attached run. However, every morning we go out and throw open the doors to let them wander the backyard all day long. They LOVE it when we let them out! You should hear the racket they make every morning when they see us approaching! They are allowed to wander all over the backyard all day long until about 6-7 pm when we feed them their grain and lock them back up for the night. Throughout the day they also get treats like lettuce, watermelon, etc. The only time they go into the hen house during the day is to lay eggs. So, are my chickens "free range" or are they "pastured"? Thanks for the help!