I'm in Texas and my parents are in Florida (where I'm originally from) and she called me because she knows I've just started raising chickens and have joined this forum with a question to ask. She was given eggs by my uncle and he had dated the eggs with the date they were layed and told them that you're not suppose to eat them for about 5 days. I've never heard of this since I've been on this forum and though the info I learned in a search says that eggs can last for a month or two (if they last that long) no one ever asked the question I'm posting today. Has anyone heard of this? Is it a myth, or just misinformation given to them? P.S. I'm the first in the family to have started raising chickens since my great grandmother and she's long gone to get advise from. So my parents are pretty clueless about chickens. I'm learning myself, but am very glad I found and joined this forum!