Young crows leave the nest in late spring/early summer. They are distinguished from adults by their bluish-grey eyes, pink mouth corners, and shorter tail feathers. They may spend a week or two on the ground while they learn to forage and fly. In the meantime, their parents continue feeding them.
Crows are very intelligent and it is best for young crows to remain with their parents so that they can learn the skills and benefit from the family and social network important for their survival. If you find a young crow on the ground, the best thing to do is to bring pets indoors and to watch and wait. The young crow will be fine as long as the parents continue to feed it.
If the young crow has a broken limb, weepy or crusty eyes, or other illness or injury, please contact a wildlife rehabilitator as soon as possible so that we can address the crow's nutritional and medical needs while there is still a chance. Please do not attempt to feed a fledgling crow or to treat an injured crow yourself.