Not to mention it also take up a lot less room in the fridge (or cooler).
Exactly. My fridge and cooler are already full!
The best thing we've done lately is buy fresh turkeys. They aren't frozen, so they don't take up half of the fridge for three or four days while thawing. A little more expensive, but more convenient and more delicious. I'm picking one up from the farm this afternoon and smoking it tomorrow! Trying to get a little head start so I can make turkey gumbo for the family visits on Thursday...
Those are all great reasons to buy local if you can get it. Assuming your farmer doesn't cut any corners (and sadly, some do), fresh turkeys and chickens are usually a lot better tasting than the frozen store-bought ones. They're definitely worth looking for if you have the means.
I worked on a turkey farm for a summer job back in my high school days. They're big, stubborn birds and they can give you a really good bite if they want to so I don't mind eating them at all.
Plus, I'd swear they are the dumbest birds on the planet. The flock I looked after didn't know enough to come indoors after dark so we had to shoo them into the barn each night or they'd become coyote food. They were pretty ornery about being hustled into the barn, though, so we wound up wearing extra-long gloves and using wide brooms to get them moving along.