Saturday, December 9, 2023

Have questions about your turkey? Call the Turkey Talk-Line

(HNNDaily file photo/Courtesy of Pixabay)
(HNNDaily file photo/Courtesy of Pixabay)

For more than 30 years, the professional trained turkey experts that make up the Turkey Talk-Line have been answering turkey related questions each holiday season, according to

The hotline, which is open every November and December, has 50 plus experts to answer more than 100,00 questions for thousands of households around the United States and Canada.

The hotline started back in 1981 when six home economists worked the phones that holiday season to answer 11,000 turkey-cooking questions, according to its website.

Since then the Turkey Talk-Line has grown in both the number of calls answered and experts responding.

In addition to calling the hotline, Butterball has adjusted to the times and today you can connect with the Talk-Line through social media, live chat, texting and even Amazon Alexa.

Their Butterball experts are available to answer your questions by phone, online chat and email.

Call 800-BUTTERBALL (800-288-8372) or text 844-877-3456.

2018 Turkey Talk-Line Hours (Central Standard Time):

  • Nov. 1 – 16: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Monday – Friday)
  • Nov. 17 – 18: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Nov. 19 – 20: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Nov. 21: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Nov. 22 (Thanksgiving Day): 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Nov. 23 – Dec. 21: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Monday – Friday)
  • Dec. 22 – 23: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve): 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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