RE: "free range chicken"
I find the difference well worth the extra price, and I will simply not buy ordinary supermarket chicken or beef anymore. The meat is juicier, fresher, and tastier. Furthermore, if you practice your home butchering skills, you can buy whole chickens -- or breasts on the bone -- and cut them up yourself. The price difference is then negligible. The quality is so much superior that I would rather not eat any chicken than compromise.