You know, it's great that this discussion has sparked so much introspection.
I appreciate all the input and ideas shared. We all live as we feel is best for us and being able to live respectfully alongside one another (if even just in cyber-space) is really great.
Here's a good brief and not at all "preachy" explanation behind some of the "free range" poultry concerns.
Here's some food for thought on some of the concerns people interested in being "cruelty free" and environmentally conscious have with dairy products, in an article that articulates many of these issues: