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Peritonitis is the inflammation of the duck's peritoneum, resulting from egg components moving incorrectly through a her body that end up deposited in her abdomen. Peritonitis is more common in overweight ducks, those with a genetic predisposition and among those who lay eggs excessively—commonly brought on by over-mating or excessive quantities of laying formulas.