Hey guys, this is my first topic, and I'm not exactly sure where to post it, but this looks like as good of a place as any... So, I spent 3 years in Japan, and also got married there. In Japan, it is quite common to eat raw eggs in certain dishes. Sometimes used to dip foods in, sometimes poured over certain rice dishes. The eggs eaten raw, not given time to be cooked by the hot rice, but immediately. We are planning on having a small backyard flock, and one question that both my wife and I have is would you feel comfortable eating your eggs raw? Like I said, in Japan this is common. The eggs bought in the supermarket that are nice and rich, and as many know, not refrigerated. This isn't the only reason we want our own flock, but we would love to have our own supply of eggs that we know are fresh. Any input would be appreciated. And if the idea of eating eggs raw bothers you, just ask me some of the other things that I a raw while living there.