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There may be a turkey shortage this Thanksgiving

Posted at 10:00 AM, Nov 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-18 10:00:27-05

NEW YORK (PIX11) – Thanksgiving is just around the corner and there may be a national turkey shortage!

Butterball, the top Thanksgiving turkey supplier, is having trouble delivering the bigger birds to stores around the country.

Orders for fresh turkeys 16 pounds and bigger have been cut by 50%

The company has confirmed that there may be limited availability on some of the larger sizes of fresh turkeys nationwide.