Frequently Asked Questions

Is this your honey, or do you buy it in?

Yes. All of our products with the Fun Family Farm label are produced here on site. If it comes form elsewhere, it will be noted as such.

Do You Wash the Eggs?

Eggs that are collected clean from the nest are not washed. Eggs with light dirt on them are rinsed gently in warm water. If an egg is too dirty for a gentle rinse to get it clean, it is not offered for sale. Washing eggs removes the cuticle and compromises the integrity of the shell. A strong shell keeps an egg fresh longer.

Do You Kill the Chickens When They Don't Lay Anymore?

It is something of an exaggeration that chicken magically stop laying at a certain age. You would see that a lot in battery hens who are kept in cruel conditions until they are all used up. Our chickens are not 1) fed unnatural amounts of protein to lay too many eggs, 2) kept with the light on 24/7/365 so they lay all the time, or 3) of a certain breed that is know to lay a ridiculous amount of eggs. All of that excessive laying reduces the lifespan of a laying hen considerably. We don't foresee these problems and have no intention of using an animal up just to slaughter it later.

Do You Kill the Bees to Harvest the Honey?

Anytime a beekeeper handles bee hives, a few bees may be killed as a result of accidental impacts or crushing. We do everything in our power to prevent bee deaths. AS for harvest time, no bees are harmed in the process of extracting honey. One of the advantages of the modern Langstroth style beehive is that the honey comb can be removed without damaging the bees living quarters. In the olden days of bee skeps or bee gums, the hive was destroyed to get the honey. Those days are long gone!

Are Your Eggs Organic?

Yes and no. Our eggs are not certified organic. The certification would be prohibitively expensive and difficult for a small producer such as us. I can tell you that our animals are healthy, happy and get love and affection. They are allowed to run the property freely and engage in their natural behaviors when the weather is good. They also have a safe, secure shelter to get a good night's sleep. They are not fed anything gross either. One of your future goals is to become Certified Naturally Grown.

Are Your Chickens Wing Clipped, De-beaked, Toe Punched, etc.

Absolutely not!