How long and at what temperature do I roast an 8.5 lb whole [petite] turkey?

It's just my parents and I this Thanksgiving so I opted for the smallest bird I could get. I usually start at a higher temp then turn it down, but I've never worked with a small turkey and am not sure how the math works

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Joanna S. November 21, 2018
Hi Stephyjoyce, because it's such a small bird, I think you can treat it more like a chicken. I'd cook it at 350° for about 2–2 1/2 hours, then check the internal temperature from there! It might take a little more time, but better than it being overdone.
 
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