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The Best Places to Order Turkey for Thanksgiving

Reader's Digest Logo By Megan Mowery of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 10: We recommend placing your order well before Thanksgiving to ensure enough time for delivery. (You'll also get ahead of any potential turkey shortage due to the increase in shoppers.) Fortunately, turkeys are fairly easy birds to ship, store, and prep. Many brands even ship frozen turkeys that can survive in your freezer for months until Thanksgiving. Others come cooled but will still last in the freezer for a couple of weeks. Just make sure to thaw your turkey in advance of the big day. The rule of thumb is one day of thawing for every four pounds, so a larger turkey can take five or six days to prep. Here are all of our tips for freezing and thawing.

When to order your turkey

We recommend placing your order well before Thanksgiving to ensure enough time for delivery. (You'll also get ahead of any potential turkey shortage due to the increase in shoppers.) Fortunately, turkeys are fairly easy birds to ship, store, and prep. Many brands even ship frozen turkeys that can survive in your freezer for months until Thanksgiving. Others come cooled but will still last in the freezer for a couple of weeks.

Just make sure to thaw your turkey in advance of the big day. The rule of thumb is one day of thawing for every four pounds, so a larger turkey can take five or six days to prep. Here are all of our tips for freezing and thawing.

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