Butterball Turkey Talk Line is available all day at 1-800-BUTTERBALL or www.butterball.com or check in for turkey advice from Foster Farms at 1-800-255-7227 or www.fosterfarms.com. Early birds can get the word from the USDA Meat & Poultry Hotline at (888) 674-6854 if they call by 11 a.m.

Butterball Turkey Talk Line is available all day at 1-800-BUTTERBALL or www.butterball.com or check in for turkey advice from Foster Farms at 1-800-255-7227 or www.fosterfarms.com. Early birds can get the word from the USDA Meat & Poultry Hotline at (888) 674-6854 if they call by 11 a.m.

For a complete list of help lines, as well as other tips, recipes and even a video on how to carve the bird, see www.mailtribune.com/holiday101.