Free-range production

Free-range chickens are kept in heated and air-cooled growing houses, given access to the outdoors, and fed a traditional high protein diet.

Free-range production should not be confused with organic production, although the two often go together. Organic birds have an organic diet (i.e. a diet free of hormones and non-organic additives) and are raised without antibiotics.

The main difference between free-range and conventional production is the access to outdoor runs during the daytime.

Free-range production where birds have access to the outside through pop-holes in the building. Photo: Anne Larsen