I am surely not the first person to wonder how far free-range eggs (Eier aus Freilandhaltung) actually range.
See Down with free-range chickens! Up with free-range eggs! (quoting Thomas More):
They breed an infinite multitude of chickens in a very curious manner; for the hens do not sit and hatch them, but a vast number of eggs are laid in a gentle and equal heat in order to be hatched, and they are no sooner out of the shell, and able to stir about, but they seem to consider those that feed them as their mothers, and follow them as other chickens do the hen that hatched them.
I don’t think More foresaw these:
It seems you can also get free-range pickled eggs, albeit from England – but after today’s referendum that might be necessary.