How much does a turkey weigh?
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How much does a turkey weigh?

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A male wild turkey weighs between 16 and 24 pounds when fully grown, while an adult female wild turkey weighs 8 to 10 pounds. Raised on farms for human consumption, domestic turkeys range in size from 5 pounds to more than 40 pounds.

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On average, domestic turkeys weigh twice as much as their wild counterparts. In fact, they are so heavy that they usually cannot fly. Within 18 weeks after hatching, a male domestic turkey can attain a weight of 30 pounds. The largest wild turkey on record weighed in at 37 pounds, while the heaviest turkey ever raised weighed 86 pounds.

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