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My 8 year old Indian Runner duck has a very swollen and

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My 8 year old Indian Runner duck has a very swollen and distended belly, but her behaviour is normal in every other way, she does not seem poorlly in herself. A week ago, she laid 2 eggs in one go, one had a soft shell, other other was extremely hard, misshapen and calcified. I live in Uxbridge (UK) and it is very difficult to find a specialist Avian vet as the one I used to use retired a year or so ago. Any ideas or suggestions?
Many thanks Wendy Mulhal
Submitted: 11 days ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Scott Perry replied 11 days ago.

Hello. My name is***** and I am an avian veterinarian that can answer your question. I understand your duck as a distended abdomen and has laid 2 eggs recently, which one was soft and the other was hard and misshapen. Is that a correct summary?