Free range is a con. There’s no such thing as an ethical egg | Chas Newkey-Burden
Slapping ‘free range’ on a box of eggs simply hides the catalogue of routine horrors that are allowed under this reassuring banner
“Free range sheds can contain up to nine birds per square metre – that’s like 14 adults living in a one-room flat.”
Yes, this article was written for a UK audience. Yes, the exact same thing is true in the United States. No, eggs you purchase in the store do not come from your neighbor’s two hens.