Free-Run Definition

What does Free-run mean? Animals are raised cage-free and indoors.

This label only has meaning for egg-laying hens, not turkeys or chickens raised for meat. It is standard practice for all BC turkeys and broiler chickens to be raised free-run. If you see this label on pork, be sure to ask whether this label applies to the parent pigs. It is standard practice for young pigs to be raised in groups, but the breeding parents can housed in crates or stalls.

Author: BCMeats