The reasons for choosing to eat certified organic free-range chicken are numerous. Organic chickens are not given hormones and antibiotics, and their feed is free from pesticides, herbicides and genetic modification. They are kept free-range, with continuous daytime access to unpolluted pasture.
Those who taste organic chicken frequently comment on how flavoursome and moist it is.
On the other hand, almost all non-organic chickens are given hormones, antibiotics and other drugs on a regular and routine basis to maximize meat and egg production. They live in extremely overcrowded damp conditions, where they can barely move, with no ventilation, and where disease can spread rapidly, causing the need for more antibiotics. The taste of commercial chicken is often described as bland, fatty and flavourless.
To ensure the chicken you are purchasing is truly organic and free-range always look for certified organic chicken. The certifying bodies strictly enforce and test for organic conditions.