It’s A Bigger Bird Today
Is bigger really better when it comes to Thanksgiving dinner? The turkey you enjoy today likely will not look much like a turkey you ate two decades ago.
Today's turkeys are a lot bigger, more than double the size, and faster growing than the birds our parents or grandparents ate. Up until the 1950s, farmed turkeys were pretty much the same size as wild ones. But to meet growing demand, American turkey farmers began to breed birds both for their size and their speed of growth. Since 2012, turkeys have weighed roughly 30 pounds. (Business Insider)