I'd like to hear from other folks here that have real free-range flocks. I think we all know what 'free-range' is supposed to mean, even though the term is very loosely defined for egg labeling requirements. I'm looking for those of you out there that manage your birds without any kind of regularly forced confinement. I'm curious about other people's reasoning for choosing to free-range. Is it from a moral/ethical standpoint, or is it more for better nutrition/health? Is it something else entirely? Reduced management costs perhaps? And if you realize a reduction in costs, how so? In what areas are you experiencing this? Obviously, feed costs are heavily reduced or perhaps even eliminated, but what else? Do you cultivate special forage for the birds or just rely on nature to provide? To be clear, I'm not trying to decide if I should do this. I've been doing it for years already and have no intention of changing. I'm just interested in the perspectives and experiences of others that raise birds in a similar manner and perhaps start an exchange of ideas and solutions to some of the unique challenges inherent with free-ranging.