how long to defrost a 22 lb. turkey
A 22 pound turkey will take 4 days to thaw. You can also leave it in your sink for 1 night, preferably the night before you roast it, so that it is thawed. Some refrigerators are colder than others.
The length of time it takes to defrost a turkey in the refrigerator is between 5 and 6 days. The rule of thumb when defrosting a turkey is 5 pounds per day while defrosting.