Quoting friendlygirl626:" No, no hot water...harbors too many bacteria. This site should help some. http://www.butterball.com/tips-how-tos/how-tos/thaw"
oh crap! glad i asked.
i'm hosting thanksgiving for the first time this year and this completely slipped my mind. i guess i'll be soaking a bird for the next 8 hours and changing the water every 30 mins with cold water lol