Free-range eggs cost more, but they aren't all equal. Some come from hens with plenty of space to roam. Some may be laid by birds in cramped conditions.
But this could all change. Federal, state and territory consumer ministers are in the process of developing a national standard, setting clear rules for which eggs can claim to be free range and which can’t.
We have an opportunity for change but we need your help.
The story so far
The free-range egg business is booming. It has 39% of the egg market by value and attracts a price premium over cage and barn eggs. But there's no national legislated definition of 'free range', so it's hard to know if you're getting what you pay for.