This is such a great story and important primer for shoppers. I only recently understood the difference between cage-free, free-range, and pasture-raised. CA has mandated cage-free but not free-range or pasture-raised.

I loved photos of your flock, too. My husband has long talked about raising chickens but I’m wary because of the predators (we live out in the country). Plus I have two large dogs with strong prey instincts so if we do ever raise chickens, we need the ultra-protected chicken coop that can resist all manner of predators. I find it easier to buy eggs from a neighbor or the store but once he retires, he may decide he wants to build that coop and defend a flock. Ha!