We are lucky enough to have several friends and family members who raise chickens for the pleasure of fresh eggs. Whenever we visit, the kids race to the chicken coop first thing. They love chasing the chickens and collecting the eggs.
There is something very exciting (even for us adults) about finding the freshly laid eggs, and the beautiful blue green shells of the Araucana chickens are particularly hard to resist. Keeping a batch of hard boiled eggs in the fridge is a great way of having a healthy snack or quick breakfast or lunch at the ready, and they pack well in kids lunch boxes too.