Answer: A self-basted turkey is a turkey that has been injected with some type of salt solution, probably broth or stock and sometimes some seasonings. I do NOT recommend buying these types of turkeys. I prefer to brine the turkey myself. Also by adding a water solution to the birds, they are increasing the weight of the bird, so you are actually paying by the pound for that extra water. Instead look on the package of the turkey and see if says anything about an added solution. If it doesn't, then this is a bird I would buy. Sometimes these are labeled as all-natural, but I would not just trust that as a definite sign this turkey is solution free. So read the package, read the package, read the package!!!!