Free Range Poultry

Zach Batey

Health Benefits/Nutrition

Studies at Penn state showed that more free range eggs had higher omega 3 fatty acid. They also had more vitamin E and A. Another study shows free ranged chickens have one-third the cholesterol and one-fourth the fat content. There are seven times as much beta-carotene.

Safety of the bird

The bird is just as safe in free range as birds in door. They do have the possibility of predators outdoor but good fencing and shelter for the bird to retreat to can the give the bird maximum protection.

Cost To start up/Eggs

  • $350 per pen
  • $200 per house
  • $9 per dozen

Quality of meat/eggs

  • Color is better
  • Less hormones
  • Can see the difference in yolk do to omega three

Bibliography

"Cage-Free vs. Battery-Cage Eggs : The Humane Society of the United States." RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Mar. 2013.


"Free Range Vs. Commercial Eggs." The Nourishing Gourmet RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Mar. 2013.


"Kansas Rural Center - Publications." Kansas Rural Center - Publications. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Mar. 2013.