Hi all! Lots of egg-citement here, as our two hens have finally started laying. The golden comet has laid about a dozen eggs, and the aracauna laid her first egg today! My question is about the egg my golden comet (creatively named "Goldie" by my six year old) laid yesterday. If the picture goes through right, it's the speckled egg in the top left of the carton. She normally lays nice brown eggs, deposited in the nesting box. Yesterday morning she was hanging out in one of the horse stalls, so when the nest box was empty I went looking in the stall... Sure enough, this egg was in the corner. For added context, we're in Maine, and temps would have been below freezing on the stall floor; not sure how long the egg was there, but it wasn't warm. Any ideas what might cause that speckling? And is it safe to eat? This morning Goldie left us an egg in her usual location, and back to her usual color. Thanks for any input!