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What are free range eggs?
Hens that produces free range eggs must have had, during at least half their lifetime, continuous daytime access to open-air runs.
When they are housed indoors a total of 12 birds per square metre is allowed. The maximum stock size for free-range hens is 2,500 birds per hectare.
About 70 per cent of the 29 million egg-laying chickens in the UK are housed in battery cages.
Research carried out by the RSPCA (which is campaigning for all cage systems to be banned) says that chickens prevented from behaving naturally and being able to scratch, dust bathe and forage for food and suffer stress as well as health problems such as osteoporosis. this is a clear reason to buy Free Range Eggs.