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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Melinda M from Texas
After a near miss accident with a traditional heat lamp, I ordered the heating plate and cover. The chickens seem very happy and I have peace of mind.
Jeremy J from Michigan
Currently using it on 9 layer chicks. It has worked very well so far. I have the chicks in an uninsulated out-building and they seemed just fine after a couple of April nights in the lower 30s. I can’t say anything about the longevity of the product yet, but I’ve been very pleased so far.
Glenda B from Minnesota
I think it makes the heating plate complete. Nice looking also.
Glenda B from Minnesota
Love this product. Safe to use.
Terry G from Massachusetts
Can't say more about this brand of brooder plates. I have a smaller one I have had for years and 0 issues with it. Beyond well made and you can adjust this as low as needed, even for baby quail. Unlike another brand that only has 3 height settings and none suitable for quail or even small bantam chicks. If you need a brooder plate, this is the only one to consider. Look for the big, fat hen on top.