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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Julie C from Ohio
Just got ten chicks and they are very happy with their heating plate. I am so glad I purchased it.
Paula S from Pennsylvania
This is the greatest! My chicks are thriving and much happier than prior flocks that I raised with a heat lamp. I call it momma hen. They come and go from under the plate and seem less fearful of my movements in caring for them. It is as close to raising them with a hen as you can get. I love it!
Jennie M from Florida
Switched from a heat lamp to this heat plate for my most recent hatch. The chicks love it. I have it adjusted to be very low in the back, and higher in the front. The chicks are able to pick the spot that is coziest for them.
It has eased my mind knowing I won’t have a mishap with a heat lamp, potentially killing my birds and causing a fire.
Leslie Y from California
The heating plate will be perfect for raising up the small addition to my ever growing flock. Over the past years it has cost upwards of $200.00/month in electricity to raise 10-15 chicks. This unit will pay for itself in the first week of use!
Eric N from California
The heater only worked for a week and then stopped working correctly and became useless.