|Yes, I know these are not crows, but I have been dying to use this photo!|
Taken by Kimberly Burnette-Dean 10/28/14
I finally found this in The Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (1898), page 254): on the Internet Archive.
"I must pluck a crow with you; I have a crow to pick with you.
I am displeased with you, and must call you to account.
I have a small complaint to make against you.
In Howell’s proverbs (1659) we find the following,
“I have a goose to pluck with you,” used in the same sense." (p. 254)
Have you ever heard or used this saying?