The little chicks are roosting on the edge of their brooder box. Time to get them a deeper one. It is amazing how fast they grow, every day they have more and more adult feathers. I talked to a very interesting man the other day that raised Gold'n Plump chickens for 45 years. He said their broilers are ready to be processed at six weeks, five days. It must seem like they grow like a wild fire. Our chicks are a laying breed so it will take them muchlonger. It takes five months until a hen starts laying eggs. If they are roosters (we don't know yet what sex they are), about three to four months until they ready to be processed.