So... my husband and started out with a nice trio bearded silver laced Polish. I think we have some show prospects in their first batch of offspring. I went to the poultry show at the fair to check out some of the competition, and here's what I saw: 1) Every last Polish bird was hunkered down in it's cage, not moving and looking miserable. I mean, they're sort of miserable birds in general (considering that they can't see anything) but I imagine that not being able to see anything with all that noise and commotion must be overwhelming. Any way to prevent this? 2) Some of the birds with bigger crests were SOAKING wet all down their front and crests soggy from water. The water dishes in the coops were round plastic bins, so every time they would dip their head in for a drink, the crest would get saturated and water would run down their entire body. Is there a different sort of watering container I could affix to the cage that would stop this problem? Thanks for any help!