I actually have been a vegetarian for 20-some years. However, I have been rethinking my position for a while now. I became a veg because I was opposed to factory farms and their cruelty and environmental degradation, not because I do not believe in eating animals. I would like to start reincorporating chicken into my diet. But I want the birds to have lived happy and healthy lives. I know the label "free-range" doesn't mean very much. There are some local people who sell chickens at the farmers' market. What am I looking for if I want a sustainable happy healthy chicken, what questions should I ask, and what should I expect to pay? ETA--I have laying hens but no room or desire to raise my own meat birds.