Hi Everyone, I am branching beyond the Orphingtons next spring and have ordered 4 White Crested Polish Bantom chicks. This is the first time that I have kept a bantam or crested breed of any kind. Currently I have been keeping a flock of Buff Orphingtons for 6 years now. For those who are experienced with this breed can you please answer a few questions for me. 1. I know that the crest mites are the biggest challenge with the crested breeds. I also know that prevention is better than a cure. can you tell me what you do to prevent the mites in the crest? I have heard that some people use frontline, is that for dog or cat, and how much do you use? 2. I understand that keeping the crest dry is very important. They will have a covered coop and run protected from rain, beyond that what else do I need to do to keep their crests from getting wet. 3. Can this breed be free ranged? I have a wooden privacy fenced in backyard so they are well protected from dogs and so forth. 4. I currently have 10 Buff Orpington hens, can the polish breeds free range with them? 5. Any other information that you have give me in addition to my question would be great. I am new with this breed any tips I can get will further help me be a good bantam polish keeper. Thanks for much for your time, Roy and flock Here are some pics of my current backyard set up, this is where they will be free ranging if it is safe for them.