Im on a tight budget with 4 kids, but I have but free ranged for as long as I remember, and only to support the chickens, not in cages. you ever been to a chicken farm, physically and seen what the chickens are like and how small cages are ? big enough for chicken to fit in, thats all.
Im not an animal activist or whatever, but thats just wrong and not something I am going to support, even on my ridiculously tight budget.
free ranged for sure