Is there anyone here who has a flock of crested breeds that they allow to free range? I really love crested birds, but the few I have seem so unfortunately stupid. I am 90% sure it's because their crest keeps them from seeing well. I gave one of my beloved buff laced Polish to a farm, and she was the only bird nabbed by a predator out of the flock of non-crested birds. Do you think crested breeds are killed easier because they can't see danger approaching? I want to get a lot of cresteds, but if we move to some farmland this summer I will want my flock to free range and I don't want extra heartbreak when my sweet crested birds (which seem to make the greatest pets so we are more attached to them) get taken by predators! I know there's a good risk any chicken could get picked on or killed, but I'm curious if anyone else thinks crested birds are more susceptible? Any thoughts? One red flag to me is that the crested chickens are always the only ones my toddler can sneak up on and capture.