Originally Posted by SixSix210
just sayin... caged up is caged up. Free range just sounds like there's wild chickens. lol. For me (and my minor in college was marketing) "free range" sounds more like "free money" compliments of the marketing department. Much like you pay more for brown eggs, when the business reality is that they cost the same to "produce", and the only real difference is the color of the chicken that lays them.
You must have worked for the Mt Barker Free Range Egg Farm cos they promote their products by having to call their hens back from the pub and town centre, etc!!! Good campaign!
I live near the caged egg farms and it doesn't sit right that they are cooped up in a cage not being able to move, see daylight, etc. Birds and animals should be able to be able to at least "stretch their legs" so to speak - to my mind anyway. I haven't noticed any discernible taste difference between caged and free range. I just try to look out for the animals if I am able. And even if most caged egg producers do the right thing by their birds, not all do so by not supporting that component of the industry makes it harder for the bad people to exist.
And yeah, you are right. It is a very quick way to make money. Personally I have not been able to work out what "Barn-laid" is meant to imply - caged in a barn or free-range in a barn? Seems a bit of a nonsense term.