I am considering showing my birds in our county fair next year. I got them from a hatchery so I'm not expecting to place, Im just doing it for fun. I read the post about birds at fairs being treated poorly. I show horses so Im already there all week and will be able to feed/water them at least 3 times a day. What worries me is the loud crowds and people poking them! How can I prepare/prevent this? I was thinking maybe putting "I bite" signs on their cages or something. Are temporary 'blockers' such a pieces of cardboard or thin screens allowed to minimize stress? Mine are just pets and I don't want to scar them for life. How would you go about this?