When You See What These Chickens Do Every Morning, You’ll Never Look At Eggs The Same Way Again… – Eco Snippets

When You See What These Chickens Do Every Morning, You’ll Never Look At Eggs The Same Way Again…

When You See What These Chickens Do Every Morning, You’ll Never Look At Eggs The Same Way Again...

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When you go to the grocery store to buy eggs, you’ll see terms on the cartons like “cage-free” and “free-range.” But most people don’t know the difference between the two. As it turns out, “cage-free” might mean that the chickens do not live in tiny cages, but they’ll still never get to go outside into the sunlight.

“Free-range,” on the other hand, means that chickens are free to move around outside on their own volition. When you see the chickens at the Otaika Valley Free Range farm in New Zealand go out for a stroll, you’ll never confuse these terms ever again…

Let’s support kind farmers like these by buying free-range eggs whenever possible. The chickens will appreciate it, too! If you like this idea, be sure to share it with your friends and inspire someone you know. Anything becomes possible with just a little inspiration…

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I agree but just never complain about the price.

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In the U.S.A. “free range” only means that the birds have the opportunity to go outside, not that they actually do, or that there is anything other than a concrete pad outside. One small door at the end of the warehouse, open an hour a day, qualifies as “free range.” If you want eggs from hens that actually forage outdoors you need to buy “pasture-raised” .

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    Jean Armstrong Nick, may I quote you?

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    Phylmarie Fëss yes.

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The end for both is the same.

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sadly I can’t see this clip as nearly the entire page is filled with advertising that will not go away, most annoying!

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Wow! way to go NZ Free rangers! This brought a tear to my eye… you can just FEEL the happy vibes from all those chucks can`t you! .. <3 this… This has to be the gold standard precedent set for all chicken keepers! 😀 Just to add I have 3 of my own.. one is a Warren just like these, we call her Ruby Red 😀 The other 2 are White Sussex called Anna & Ailsa (Disney names) 😀 we love them a lot !!

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WOW unreal check out how many chooks there are and wait there is more…

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That’s a large roaming space. They all ran to the water trough right away, like they don’t get enough water inside

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The yoke of free range eggs are of a noticeably darker hue than other eggs. Our Chickens are free range as their coup can only provide sleeping place at night or roosting place for those who do so. We often find eggs that were laid under shrubs or even in our veggie garden – those we collect first to discourage them from laying eggs all over. We always leave a few eggs in the coup though and mark them for collection so we don’t get confused which eggs are older – this encourages the hens to continue laying eggs in the coup and is very successful. We also keep a few Cornish hens for their larger eggs.

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I’m wondering how they get them back inside ???

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    They know to go back inside their coop when the sun goes down. I had chickens growing up as pets. They would roam around all day and always went back inside to sleep! 🙂

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    Chickens can’t see well in the dark. They head back well before bedtime to pick a spot and a buddy to sleep with.
    In the many years we’ve had chickens I can count on one hand the times I’ve had to go find one sleeping outside ?

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Josemanuel Leyva Hernandez look at them all!! ????????????

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Free range chickens—just like home—only a few more

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How it should be …

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Thanks for the ad that covered the story so I couldn’t see…….

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How do they get them back in?

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    By nature the chickens will retire at night. They know where they sleep.

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The whole time I watched I as wondering how they get them back inside for the night!

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wonder how they get all those chickens back into the barn….there must be a million of them…..

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    I was wondering the same….

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    Chickens always go home to roost at night. They probably put themselves back when it starts to get dark.

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    My chickens put themselves away. They know where Home is.

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    Katherine Draxl Mine go back in every night.

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    my daughter has some chickens. she lets them out in the morning on three acres and they are always at the gate by nightfall to go back in to roost for the night

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    I would love to know if they have a way of making them lay eggs inside or if they walk the land every evening picking up the eggs? Ours (we only have a few) become very cagey about where they lay their eggs in the summer.

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I started buying Otaika Valley eggs about a year ago, after deciding that they were the best tasting eggs at my local supermarket. Now I know why

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I like the way you look on my eggs

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What happens to the males?

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this should be how they are legally required to be kept

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How do they get them back in?

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    They know where home is

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    What a round up that is!

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    Chickens will go back inside to roost at night. It’s an instinct thing.

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    Most will like to get back to the roost at night, but a few stragglers will always have to be rounded up.

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in some cases there is no difference between the term ‘free range’ and ‘cage free’. What to look for? ‘Pasture Raised’ means chickens that are let out on the pasture every morning and taken in at night.

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I will never ever buy cage raised chickens or eggs or pork!! Way too cruel. Is being phased out very very slowly. Yes is more expensive and I’m on a low income but I sacrifice to buy only free range. It’s so easy just to buy cheaper and not even think about the suffering of these poor animals but….

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    We have made similar decisions and really do feel that at least we are making a tiny difference: we spend a lot on free range organic meat (we have a big freezer) but then we only eat it once a week so it will last a long time. We think that’s better than eating meat every day but buying it cheaply and so at a cost to the animals.
    (We are very very lucky that we have our own happy hens, so we don’t have to worry about eggs.)

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If your really care about the wellbeing of the chooks,look at the stocking rates – this will appear on the carton. This video actually shows a stocking rate that is far too high – in the 1000s of chickens per square metre is my guess – while being let out to wander is certainly better than caged – these chickens are still under enormous stress because of their sheer numbers. (That means de-beaking and high rates of disease) It is possible to buy free range eggs at stocking rates of less than a hundred. Ideally, they should be kept on grass, it is not clear that this is the case here. (They might be, but then they would need to be removed to other pasture on a regular basis – there is no grass at all left in this paddock) These days there are a large number of small free range growers, they produce better eggs, and much much happier chooks.

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    i agree there are too many other chickens to deal with. they seem frantic. i wonder how they get them in at night. seems rather barren,,,but could be a lot worse and often is

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    That should of course say “1000s per square acre”

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    It doesn’t take long for chickens to denude a paddock. That’s one reason why a good factory farm needs to enough large fields to close ¾ of them to regrow their grasses.

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From interview on NPR, buy organic, not just free range.

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Organic….not buying cheap eggs cause cannot tolerate the treatment of the poor chickens…fuk the humans who own them…no money for you evil fuks….

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