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Could be several reasons. Over heated en route, or got to cold en route. May have been tossed around turned sideways or up side down, etc. when being transferred from one transport to another. Or could have been the beading. Did you use cedar shavings by any chance? That would be poison to them, especially baby birds.

Could have also been contaminated feed. Any mold in it would also be bad for them, as well as for adult birds.

Speaking of feed. High protein game bird starter is usually recommended for keets. However, I found what works best for me is non-medicated chick starter. They may grow a little slower, but seem to grow stronger. By not growing at a faster pace, the leg tendons don't slip, so I never have leg problems on down the road like some others do. Just my 2 cents. :)
 
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