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How many pounds is a young turkey?

Last Updated: 16th March, 2020

They are raised 15 to 16 weeks, weigh 22 to 24 pounds and are sold whole, as deli cuts or breast rolls. At 14 to 20 pounds, young hens, which are raised 12 to 14 weeks, are the smallest of the commercially raised turkeys.

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In respect to this, how many pounds is a small turkey?

For turkeys smaller than 16 pounds, estimate 1 pound per serving (this accounts for bone weight). For larger birds, a bit less is fine; they have a higher meat-to-bone ratio. But if your goal is to have ample leftovers, aim for 1½ pounds per person whatever the turkey's size. For 8 people, buy a 12-pound turkey.

Secondly, how much meat do you get from a 20 pound turkey? But they, and many others, estimate you should buy one pound of turkey per person. Of course, this cooks down to a far smaller portion (bones are quite heavy) - likely about a third to a half the weight of when you purchased it. (A 21.5 pound turkey yields about 8+ pounds cooked meat.)

Secondly, how much does a average turkey weigh?

Male: 5 – 11 kg Adult Female: 2.5 – 5.4 kg Adult

What is the difference between a young turkey and a regular turkey?

Young: This bird is not the poultry equivalent of veal — it just means that it was killed at the same age as most other turkeys, which is between 16 and 18 weeks. There's no USDA definition for “youngturkeys, but if a turkey is older than a year when it's slaughtered, it must be labeled “yearling” or “mature.”

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