Hens have access to outdoor areas during the day and are sheltered in sheds at night.
There’s a minimum of a square metre of space for every hen.
Feed is provided inside, and hens forage for insects when they’re outside.
Hens can experience stress as they’re more vulnerable to predators outside.
They’re able to exercise and socialise.
Free-range hens typically have higher rates of death and injury.
More contact with other hens, and the outside environment increases levels of disease.
Free-range eggs are more costly to produce.