3. Free-Range

Like cage-free, free-range or free-roam eggs are produced by hens that do not spend their reproductive lives in cages. Unlike the cage-free distinction, however, this label tells consumers these hens are free to roam outside of a barn, with access to direct sunlight and fresh air. The chickens are typically allowed a certain amount of time in this open space before returning to their coop.

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