Heating Plates for Chick Brooders
|Plate Item #||540207||540203||540241||540204|
|Cover Item #||5402078||540205||540242||540206|
|Capacity||Up to 15 chicks||Up to 20 chicks||Up to 30 chicks||Up to 50 chicks|
|Plate & Cover||10" x 10"||12" x 12"||16" x 16"||16" x 24"|
|Cover Height||3.5"||5"||7"||7"||Watts||15 watts/hr||22 watts/hr||42 watts/hr||66 watts/hr|
Height of all sizes adjusts from 1.5" to 6" by adjusting the yellow legs. ABS plastic. Cord: 70"L
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 15 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 (only 125°).
- Field observation: Birds raised under plates appear more calm than those raised under lamps.
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
Worried that the plate feels hot to the touch? It isn't. If chicks get too warm, they can and do move out from under it for a time. Don't overcrowd—chicks need to have space to move around as they like.
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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Elise C from North Carolina
Great product! Well made and prompt delivery.
Monica W from Florida
SO MUCH BETTER THAN A HEAT LAMP! I will never go back to a heat lamp. This keeps the babies warm when they need it, which is not often here, and I don’t have to worry about leaving it on all the time. I just use a piece of cardboard on top to keep it clean, they do like sleeping on top of it. I have a small one, and large one, depending on the space I have available. The large one does take up a lot, if you have only a couple babies.
John N from South Carolina
Excellent product, I recommend that when considering to purchase, buy the next larger size.
The cover is a smart idea, easy to clean and keeps the heater plate from getting nasty.
Jeremiah P from Idaho
This has been a fantastic product. If you have the extra funding available I would recommend the purchase of the protective cover as I have found that my birds like to roost on top of it. That being said the quality of this product so far has been great and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a brooding solution.
Judy B from Oklahoma
Very pleased with my chick plate heater. It does the job of mother hen very well and is not a fire hazard as the heat bulbs of the past!