I was wondering what the definition of free range was. So that should I have a few extra eggs I could justifiably state they were free range. What I found shocked me. Free range simply means the bird have access to the outside. Then I found this from an 'organic' egg producer (Kalona Organics in Iowa) who proudly states his birds are "free range". "Cage-Free Birds are fed a vegetarian diet, free of hormones. These birds are housed in open barns where they have room to move about and engage in natural hen behavior. They have 1.25 to 1.5 sq. ft. per bird of floor space. Free-Range Birds are fed a vegetarian diet, free of hormones. The birds are housed in open barns like Cage Free Birds with the addition of 2 sq. ft. per bird of access to the outdoors. (Note: all organic eggs are required to be free range.)" <sarcasm on> So his birds have a total of 3.25 to 3.5 square feet all to themselves. How spacious!!</sarcasm off> Free range are you kidding?? I'll guarantee his birds aren't rotated to new pasture and that they scratch around in the same rock hard pen every day. And I was worried about only giving my birds 4 square feet inside and around 40 square feet each outside. And I'm planning to move them every week to new pasture.