Now the big question is, "Will there be enough Thanksgiving turkeys this year?".
The basic answer is yes, but they might be smaller.
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This has no effect on the backyard birds. If anything there are more backyard turkeys since people thought there might be a problem. This is also the right time to line up a locally-raised turkey if you'd like to go that route. Click here for hints on finding a farm-raised bird.
It's interesting to note that chickens aren't as affected by avian flu depopulation as turkeys. Chickens are ready for the table in six weeks, where turkeys are ready in 24 weeks.
As always, ask further questions in the comment section.
--Dale, aka Turkeyman