Sarah Arnold, 3 Feb
Just read your blog on Free range chickens, which I thought was great – this is a hugely important issue. I would definitely request option 2 or (depending on price 3) , I always buy free range chicken, I now buy from Golsby’s as I like to support local shops and have asked them on many occasions to confirm it is free range and they always say yes – but maybe I should ask for more info on the farming method?
I started buying free range about 6 years ago now, after a trip into Asda where they had a whole aisle of chickens lined up with 99p stickers on and it made me feel physically sick. I wonder if they knew it had that effect?! I have been tempted to buy the freedom food chickens as they are cheaper than free range – but I’m not convinced the chickens really have a nice life, I think it is just a slightly ‘better’ life than if they were stuck inside. I will definitely continue to buy free range or organic free range.
Ros Kent, 3 Feb
Thanks for the interesting blog. Option 3 would seem to be acceptable in that the birds are encouraged
to go outside. However, the distance is far. Is there a similar option in Oxfordshire?
Happy hunting! ………….. Ros
Linda, 3 Feb
Thanks very much on the piece about free range chicken – it was enlightening.
I had not realised that the issue was so complicated! The potential cost implications was also a very useful reminder of what you it is you are paying for.
Thanks for all your efforts to get to the bottom of this important issue.