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Chicken, Free Range Traditional

A slightly stricter level than that of 'Free Range'.

To be labelled in this way, a bird has to live in conditions that enable it to:

1Have continuous daytime access to open-air runs, from at least 6 weeks old.

2The ground must be mainly covered in vegetation.

3 The maximum stocking density must not exceed 1,000 hens per hectare, or one hen per square metre.

4The indoor (night-time) stocking rate must not exceed 12 birds per square metre.

5Birds for eating mustn't be slaughtered until they're a minimum of 81 days old.

6No poultry house must house more than 4,800 hens.

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