My top of the pecking order Australorp, Pearl, was the most brutal ruler of the flock. She would not only charge and attack me like a mean rooster, drawing blood from me, but was ripping all the girls combs to the point of them losing the tips. I got so sick of her behavior that I got her sporting "Pinless Peepers". Ah...peace at last! Well, she has been sporting these things for 4 months and today I thought I might try giving her "parole" from them and take them off. After removing the peepers and turning her loose, I noticed the second in command bird challenging her with posture and her eyes. I didn't give it much thought as I figured Pearl will rise up to the challenge and I would be putting these peepers right back on. So I walked away. About an hour later, I go to check on them and Pearl is in the nest box and I see that her wattle is ripped. She obviously has lost her position. The other bird has a few tiny scratches on her ear lobe. So I applied some Blu-Kote to her wattle. And wow, judging from the color of my fingers, her wattle is going to be purple for a very LOONNNGGG time! This brings me to my questions....Do I need to do something with that flap of wattle that is hanging or will it dry up and fall off, possibly heal? How often do I need to apply the Blu-Kote as I can not longer see the color of her skin and judge as to it healing what with all the purple color. And lastly, can I eat her eggs being that Blu-kote is a antifungal, antibacterial. Thanks all!