Heating Plates for Chick Brooders
- Extra Small:
- Keeps up to 15 chicks warm
- 15 watts/hr
- Plate & Cover: 10" x 10"
- Keeps up to 20 chicks warm
- 22 watts/hr
- Plate & Cover: 12" x 12"
- Keeps up to 50 chicks warm
- 66 watts/hr
- Plate & Cover: 16" x 24"
- Height adjusts from 1.5" to 6" by adjusting the yellow legs
- ABS plastic
- Cord length: 70"
- 1 year warranty
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) prevents older chicks from perching on top and fouling the unit with droppings. However, the plate can be hand-washed to remove dust and debris.
How to Use
Height adjustment is important. As the chicks grow, use the adjustable legs to increase the height of the plate above the bedding and chicks.
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Kelly W from Maryland
I'm trying fall chicks for the first time this year and I started them under a heat lamp in my garage. I was having a terrible time keeping the temperature comfortable with the hot daytime temps and the dropping night time temps. In addition, we had a 90 degree heat wave in October! I introduced the heating plate at 2 weeks old and the chicks at first were afraid of it, but soon discovered it's cozy heat. No more fiddling with the light! Great product.
Tammy H from North Carolina
I would recommend this product for keeping chicks warm. They love it.
Gary W from Texas
This is my first time raising chickens. I had some concerns of fire and stress on the chickens from using a heat lamp so after much research I learned that using the plate mimics a hen. The plate feels very heavy duty. I've been using it for about a week and the chicks seem to like it. I have 16 chicks and they all fit under it still. I'm very happy with this product and very glad I decided on it. If I ever need another one I will definitely purchase this brand again.
Charlotte L from Oklahoma
These heat plates and covers are the best thing out there for keeping chicks warm. Low electricity use, safe, and the covers make them 100% easy to use with no clean up issues. Love them!
Oh, and very fast shipping!
Becky O from Iowa
What a wonderful product! I have never had such calm and content chicks before. The look so serene when I check them throughout the day, it makes me smile. I love that I don't have to worry about them on these cool Spring nights or worry about a bulb burning out. I have had the chicks for a week now and they are already starting to feather out, and so far no "pasty butt", which has always been a problem for me. This has made the job of caring for chicks much easier.