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Everything you need to know

Is it your turn to host a family gathering? Use our Whole Bird Calculator below to estimate what size of whole bird you will need, how long it may take to thaw, and how much time it will take to cook. For more information on how to prepare a whole turkey, please refer to our WHOLE BIRD HOW-TOs section.

Also, the most common sizes of whole turkeys you will find at a store will range between 6 lb to 25 lb. Please keep in mind that these calculations are estimates only.

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