Heating Plates and Covers
An alternative to a heat lamp, a heating plate simulates a hen keeping chicks warm and cozy beneath her feathers. Chicks stay warm touching the underside of the plate.
Note: Heating plate and cover as shown in photo at right both sold separately.
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Keep chicks and other small poultry warm in the brooder.
1 year manufacturer warranty.
Note: A heating plate is not a heat source like a heat bulb; it is completely different. A heat bulb becomes very hot and radiates heat downward. By contrast, the bottom-side surface of the heating plate is warm, but not hot. To work effectively, chicks must touch the heating plate, especially when they are newly hatched. For that reason, the height adjustment is crucial.
Allow plate 1 hour to heat the unit before placing the chicks under it. As the chicks grow, increase height of the plate above the bedding with the adjustable push-button legs. Minimum height from bedding is 1 inch.
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Mark S. Warnick Ph.D. (candidate)
Currently in dissertation phase