What's the typical percentage of dead crawfish in a sack?
Depends on the time of the year, how they were taken care of,where they were caught(wild or farm raised), and how long they have been out of the water. Earlier in the year when they are weaker and thinner shelled you may have as much as 3-5lbs per sack dead after just a few days out of the water. Later in the season you can sometimes keep crawfish for 6-7 days and only have 1-2lbs dead.
I always figured you will lose about 15-20% with dead crawfish and shrinkage (raw versus cooked weight). So if you boil a raw 40lb sack you should get 32-35lbs cooked after dead and shrinkage.
This post was edited on 4/24 at 10:47 am