Is Free-Range Poultry Worth The Price? Some of the women from my online “busy mom” support group have been chatting about free-range chicken being healthier than the regular kind. They feel this justifies the extra expense. And now the free-range label is on other types of poultry and eggs, too. Are these products really worth the money?
The answer is no on both counts. At one time “free-range” did mean chickens had access to greenery, which made them taste better. But now it means that the bird was allowed access to some kind of yard for at least five minutes a day.