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Is it your turn to host a family gathering? Use our Whole Bird Calculator below to estimate how large a turkey 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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