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Farmer records his free-range chickens running out of barn
It’s so wonderful to see how happy they are.
Rachel Shapiro
10.11.21

In recent years, more and more attention has been paid to the ways that chickens are treated. Many people now try to buy free-range eggs since these eggs come from chickens that typically have more freedom to run and enjoy their lives.

One video is showing just how happy chickens are to have room to roam.

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The footage below gives you an inside look at the lives of free-range chickens at Otaika Valley. After you see this footage, you may want to read your egg labels more carefully.

Eggs are a staple of the majority of diets.

They are an easy-to-cook ingredient that is perfect for breakfast.

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But if you go to a local grocery store or supermarket, it’s easy to get confused by the sheer variety of eggs available. The major difference between these eggs, aside from the price, is how the chickens were raised.

The cheapest eggs tend to come from caged chickens who are condemned to an enclosed life.

Another type of egg is known as cage-free. These chickens are allowed to roam out of a cage, but they are typically confined to a facility and not allowed to go outdoors.

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Then you have the most expensive kind of eggs, which come from free-range chickens.

These chickens live outside and are not constrained by cages or boundaries. They live in nature on their own, and the video below is evidence of how happy these chickens are.

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The chickens in this video live at Otaika Valley Farm in New Zealand.

On their website, they discuss the story of their company and their philosophy:

“Otaika Valley Free Range Eggs is a well established family run business with farms in Otaika Valley near Whangarei and Kaharoa near Rotorua. Otaika Valley hens are free to roam on our beautiful and fertile land, resting at night in spacious safe barns.

It’s no accident that Kiwis love the Otaika Valley Free Range Eggs brand. It’s taken three generations of farmers who understand what ethical farming means to our land, our animals and our health – building a brand to become one of most recognisable and trusted in New Zealand.”

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It’s clear that free-range chickens have a much higher quality of life, and as a result, their eggs taste better! Next time you need to buy eggs, consider supporting free-range chickens and standing against the inhumane treatment of chickens

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Check out the video below to watch the chickens enjoying running around and playing.

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[Source: Otaika Valley Free Range Eggs]

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By Rachel Shapiro
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Rachel Shapiro is a contributing writing at Shareably. She is based in New York and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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