In the market right now there are different designations to describe chickens raised in semi and complete freedom: extensive indoor, free-range, free-range, traditional free-range, free-range and organic. The main differences between them are the feed and the number of square meters the animals have access to. For example, an organic chicken has 4m2 and a traditional free-range chicken has 2m2. In general, compared to their “intensive” counterparts, they are slower growing breeds and the minimum age at slaughter is usually higher (for example, 81 days for the traditional free-range chicken versus 45/50 days for an industrial broiler). Other differences are the permissiveness regarding preventive medicine, the presence of artificial light, and insemination.
Right now we have the following producers: