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free range definition?

Postby xSUSPECTx » Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:18 pm

regarding eggs, in the supermarket, free range just means broiler shed, yes/no?

just been told that its only 'farm fresh' or 'cage free' that is broiler sheds... and that free range really is free range?

anyone know better?
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Re: free range definition?

Postby akaxo » Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:58 pm

free range means they aren't confined in battery cages and have access to a range outside. they "...must have freedom and capacity to socialise and escape aggression..." and the "freedom to move freely, stretch, perch, nest, dust bathe, flap wings." and the "maximum stocking density allowable is 10 hens per sq.m. of covered/roofed area." and "guideline" of a max of 350 birds per acre for the outside area. quotes from the RNZSPCA free range accreditation standards. beak trimming is still allowed under this standard. chicks can originate from battery farms. there's a whole bunch of other conditions but that sums up your query i think. cage free would mean this pretty much but without the outside access. also any owner of a free range accredited farm can not have any financial interest in a battery farm directly or through trusts.

still no where near enough for happy chooks though
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Re: free range definition?

Postby xSUSPECTx » Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:51 pm

yeh... i guess i was mostly wrong tho.
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Re: free range definition?

Postby akaxo » Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:08 pm

will that's the RNZSPCA accreditation anyway, they will have this on them Image and free range or barn eggs written somewhere. the barn eggs are not free ranging outside but are cage free. 10 hens per square metre with trimmed beaks in a shed is still pretty fucking horrid even if they can go outside for a bit imo. i don't know if there's anything to stop a cage free producer who is not accreditated calling their eggs free range just cause they get to run around inside so i'd say if the container doesn't have that logo then there is no way to know what condition they are kept in.

of course finding somewhere that keeps chooks on a small scale free ranging where you can see exactly how they are treated is better again. the best place i bought them from was in motueka, i went there every week when i lived there pretty much and the chooks were running around the front garden when you went to buy them. even better again though is to just get a few yourself if you have a bit of a garden :wink:
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