Heating Plates for Chick Brooders
- Extra Small:
- Keeps up to 15 chicks warm
- 15 watts/hr
- Plate & Cover: 10" x 10"
- Cover height: 3.5"
- Keeps up to 20 chicks warm
- 22 watts/hr
- Plate & Cover: 12" x 12"
- Cover height: 5"
- Keeps up to 30 chicks warm
- 42 watts/hr
- Plate & Cover: 16" x 16"
- Cover height: 7"
- Keeps up to 50 chicks warm
- 66 watts/hr
- Plate & Cover: 16" x 24"
- Cover height: 7"
- Height of all sizes adjusts from 1.5" to 6" by adjusting the yellow legs
- Yellow legs: 9.5"L
- ABS plastic
- Cord: 70"L
- 1 year warranty
Use a Heating Plate Temperature Controller which allows control of Premier's Heating Plates output between 20% - 100% of full output.
Heating plate advantages over a heat lamp:
- Uses much less electricity. Only 22 watts (66 for the larger plate) vs 175 or 250 watts for a heat lamp.
- Less risk of fire because of the much lower surface temperature (125°).
- A hen keeps chicks warm beneath a heat source. So does a heat plate.
The rugged plate cover (optional and sold above) prevents older chicks from perching on top and fouling the unit with droppings. However, the plate can be hand-washed (do not submerge in water) to remove dust and debris.
How to Use
When the heating plate is plugged directly into the outlet, the red light comes on and stays on.
When it is plugged into the Heating Plate Temperature Controller, it will blink based on the min/max adjustment. Slow blink toward minimum and quicker toward max. If you turn it all the way up, it will come on full time.
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Kimber B from Oklahoma
My chicks are doing great with this heater. And can get used to dark at night unlike with a lamp. Fully adjustable, and heats up great! Wish I had bought the shield for the top as they are already pooping on it. But that’s ok.
Cherie G from Love it!
The chicks really prefer this over the heat lamp. I'm glad I went for the size (small) instead of the extra small even though we only have 8 chicks.
Bonnie Y from Ohio
This is the third brooder plate I have bought from Premier. I love these things. They work great. When I brood cornish rock crosses with the brooder plate, I lose way less birds as the chicks can't crush each other by piling up. I often use these brooder plates out side in chicken tractors in March. Had a windstorm blow away an empty chicken tractor I was storing my brooder plates in. Broke a couple of the legs off of them but the legs are very easy to replace. They are as good as new.
Gwen M from Maryland
Purchased three of these so far, for my chicks and ducklings. The chicks and ducklings seem very happy to nestle underneath the plate, which keeps them happy and warm while saving electricity. Definitely keep an eye on the height of the plate and adjust frequently as they grow quickly!
Stephanie M from Iowa
The heat plate works great, but I did have 2 chicks get burns on their backs. After contacting customer service, they suggested raising the plate and keeping it all at one level. The chicks are fine, but I would probably buy the thermostat controller as well. I’m also brooding outdoors in the coop (lowest ambient temp was 25°F), so I’m very pleased overall with the heat plate and would buy it again. I also bought the cover but decided not to use it to maximize brooder space. That may be a decision I come to regret when it comes time to clean it, but I’d probably not buy the cover again. All in all, a great purchase!!!