It is no coincidence that we rarely find an American crow living alone.  This reason for this is American crows are social animals. 

       American crows live typically live together in small groups consisting of a breeding pair and their offspring. 

       My wife and I feed crows.  This enables us to watch their behavior.  One thing we have learned that the family of crows that visits our home consists of a male and female and their three young.   As such, when the crows arrive, we always see five birds.

       My daughter also feeds crows.  Until recently, like clockwork four crows show up every day to dine on her food offerings.  One of the birds has a damaged wing.  Apparently, something happened to that bird, as it has not appeared to dine with its family during the past few weeks.


  1. Vicky,
    We feed the crows on the ground at a spot some 50 feet from the house. The feeding spot is located between two birdbaths. The crows love to dip their food in the birdbaths so that works out real well. Interestingly, the crows will walk to the bird baths with their bills full of food.
    We feed them most small pieces of break and corn (both kernels and cracked). They will eat stale biscuits, pastries, etc. However, we primarily feed them breakfast.

    We feed them in the morning by 10:00 am. (when possible).
    I hope this information helps.


  2. I am curious to know about the crow with damaged wing. Isn’t it obvious that crow was in pain and didn’t appeared for dine? While I am also interested to know whether you offered your helped to that crow?

    • Lena,

      The crow’s wing had a wing that slightly drooped. It was able to fly with the other birds for a couple of years. This would indicate it was fully functional and never indicated it was in pain. There is no way that she would have let the bird suffer if it could be caught. It could fly as well as the other crows. Thanks for your concern.

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