Volume of a Turkey

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The Volume of a Turkey calculator approximates the volume of a TurkeyDeepFried.png     A deep-fried turkey turkey based on its weight and the mean density of poultry.

INSTRUCTIONS: Choose units and enter the following:

  • (W)  This is the weight of the turkey

Volume of a Turkey(V): The calculator returns the approximate volume of the turkey in fluid ounces.  However, this can be automatically converted to other volume units  (e.g. gallons or liters) via the pull-down menu.

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General Information

When cooking a turkey by deep frying, it can be useful to know the approximate volume in fluid units that a given turkey displaces, taking into account the cavity in the turkey body.   This formula uses the weight of a prepared turkey and the mean density of poultry (`1050 "kg/"m^3`) to compute the volume in meters cubed.  That number is then converted to fluid ounces for comparison with the volume of a deep fryer.

A common holiday tradition is to cook a turkey for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas.  One of the recent trends is deep frying a turkey.  This formula helps you know how many fluid ounces of cooking oil is needed for your deep fryer pot by measuring the interior dimensions of the fryer.