'The Queensland government recently approved an increase in the stocking densities for free range layer hens. Where once 1500 chickens per hectare was the maximum, now 10,000 chickens per hectare can claim the same label. ' Brisbane Times
The article also states that sellers of the product are still legally able to promote their product as "free range".
But RSPCA Queensland chief executive Mark Townend said the animal welfare group was never “formally consulted” over the 567 per cent increase.