The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line is open! There are more than fifty experts on how to buy, thaw, cook and save turkey ready to take your call.

Their experts advise that if you're  buying now, you should store your bird in the refrigerator instead of the freezer until Thanksgiving Day. Thawing a whole turkey requires a whole day in the refrigerator for every four pounds of turkey. If you don't have that much time,  put your frozen turkey in cold water and change the water every half-hour to speed up thawing. The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line staff is composed of 50 professionally trained, college-educated home economists and nutritionists. You can reach them by phone, email, live chat and social media.  The phone number is 1-800-288-8372 and the website is