Willie Bird

Locally Raised Willie Bird Turkey


Introducing Willie Bird Turkeys: Elevate Your Thanksgiving Feast!


🌟 About Willie Bird Turkeys: For over 50 years, Willie Bird has been raising the finest "Free Range" turkeys available. His commitment to quality and down-to-earth farming practices has made his premium offerings an instant hit. Today, his legacy continues, ensuring you receive fresh, high-quality turkeys delivered right to your doorstep.

🦃 Choose from Three Delicious Sizes: This year, delight in our premium, locally raised Willie Birds, available in three convenient sizes. Recognized by both professional chefs and home cooks, Willie Bird's Turkeys are the gold standard for your Thanksgiving dinner!

👨‍🍳 Not sure how much turkey to get? For a perfect feast, allocate 1-1.5 pounds per person. If you're aiming for abundant leftovers, plan for up to 2 pounds per person.

❄️ Important Note: Our Willie Bird Turkeys arrive to your door fully frozen. Please allow time for defrosting. 

🍽️ Preparing & Cooking Your Free Range Willie Bird Turkey: Our Willie Bird turkeys are raised in Northern California, enjoying an all-natural diet and the freedom to roam. These broad-breasted turkeys are nationally renowned for their superior quality, tenderness, and incredible flavor.

🌡️ Cooking Tips:

  • We recommend using a simple instant-read cooking thermometer for the most accurate cooking temperature. Avoid leaving the thermometer in the turkey. Alternatively, check the thigh with a fork or skewer; the juices should run clear, not pink.
  • Preheat your oven to 375°F.
  • Remove giblets from under the neck skin and the neck from the cavity the day before to create a flavorful broth for your stuffing and gravy. If cooking without stuffing, season the cavity and the outside of the bird with salt, pepper, or poultry rub. Fill the cavity with a peeled, quartered onion, cut-up celery, and place the bird in a large roasting pan with one cup of water (or more, depending on the turkey's size).
  • If you're stuffing the turkey, fill the cavity and under the neck skin with your favorite stuffing. Then, truss the turkey by tying the legs together and place it in the pan. Brush the outside of the bird with melted butter or cooking oil and put it in the oven.
  • After 45 minutes, reduce the oven temperature to 325°F and continue cooking, basting 2-3 times throughout the process. Cover the bird with a foil tent for the last hour.

🕒 Approximate Roasting Times by Turkey Weight:

  • 12-14 lbs: 2 3/4 to 3 hours  - ALMOST SOLD OUT
  • 14-16 lbs: 3 to 3 1/4 hours  - ALMOST SOLD OUT

These adjusted roasting times will help ensure that your Willie Bird Turkey is perfectly cooked and ready to impress your guests at your Thanksgiving feast. Enjoy!

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