Good question Blueyure, as far as I can tell, reading around the web and asking questions I don't see where organic free ranged chicken has been soaked in bleach.
Okay, that said...label can be very confusing. "Free Range" can mean that the poor chickens are still cooped up in crowded conditions with a little door that allows them to go out for a while. There are lots of different ways egg producers get around the regulations. Certainly don't fall for "cage free" as that is a term that is continually abused. "Vegetarian Fed" just means that the chickens aren't fed any slaughter house by-products but they also aren't getting a natural chicken diet which is omnivorous, not vegetarian. It also isn't a guarantee that the chickens were treated humanly or processed in the most healthy way. They might be, but again, labels are confusing. Sometimes you have to call the company and just ask them exactly how they rais their chickens from egg to store.
It's best to look for the term "pasture raised". AND "organic". Most chicken farmers do supplement their flocks with some kind of chicken kibble. You want to make sure it is organic and not made from conventional feed that includes GM corn, soy, wheat and other toxic stuff.
The nicest way to get poultry is if you can go to a farm that you trust and get your eggs and chickens from them. There are also internet sources of excellent chicken. I often stock up with a few whole chickens and bone-in breasts from my co-op (AzureStandard.com). Their prices are quite reasonable and no shipping costs. I don't know where you live so I can't tell you if they deliver in your area. They are growing and expanding their delivery routes all the time so you might want to check.
But no, as far as I know most organic, free range & certainly pastured chickens are not soaked in bleach. It's all the conventional, popular, grocery store products that have all the health problems (recalls, warnings, etc.) I just can't eat that stuff.
I just got into ducks (7 of them so far) and I'm having such a good time with these quackers. I'm sure that it won't be long before I have to butcher some. I'm not looking forward to that as I am just a wannabe farmer at this point. Maybe I'll grow up soon eh?
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