For 35 years, desperate cooks have called the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line with emergency questions about how to prepare their uncooperative Thanksgiving turkey. 

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This year, Butterball for the first time is also accepting questions via text messages. Butterball experts will answer questions texted to 844-877-3456 until Thanksgiving Day.

The text line is staffed 24 hours a day.