What are “free-range” chickens?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
While this label conjures pastoral images of chickens happily pecking in green pastures, it only means that the animal has had access to an open area. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) allows this label to be placed on any poultry product that has had open-air access for a minimum of 5 minutes per day.

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