Lori - if they really told the truth (that there wasn't really any significant difference between their eggs and any other eggs on the shelf) - would you be willing to pay the extra price?
Ironically - true
free range eggs have a greater chance of containing the H5N1 "bird flu" virus than chickens producing eggs in cages in a highly controlled environment. Chickens out running amuck in the free open spaces will be exposed to the wild birds that carry the virus - the chicken in the controlled areas are not.
But - the free range egg/chicken guys don't tell your that, do they?
You might find this article
by John Robbins (author of The Food Revolution