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 30 chicks warm
- 42 watts/hr
- Plate & Cover: 16" x 16"
- Keeps up to 50 chicks warm
- 66 watts/hr
- Plate & Cover: 16" x 24"
- Height of all sizes adjusts from 1.5" to 6" by adjusting the yellow legs
- ABS plastic
- Cord length: 70"
- 1 year warranty
Use a Dial-A-Temp to allow control of Premier's Heating Plates output between 105°F to 125°F or 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) 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.
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 (#540229), 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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Meghann R from Illinois
Chicks seem to like it a lot! They are under there most of the time and quiet! I have it set higher on one side because the chicks are a little different in size. So far I really like this plate!
Darran J from Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada
Once you use one of these you will never go back to using a heat lamp. The chicks have never been so quiet which means they’re happy! I have to or the largest size and both of them combined use have as much power as my old heat lamp! After introducing my chicks to their water container I placed each one under the heating plate and they learned right away. I have mine set so the front legs are a little higher than the back and find this the best solution when brooding 40+ chicks per heating plate. A must for me now!
Jessica W from Tennessee
Very low maintenance compared to a heat light. I'm very happy and my chicks are too.
Susan P from Susan from Wisconsin
This is deserving of all the great reviews I've seen about this product.
I had to intially push the chicks under the plate so they would get the
idea, but it only took that one time. They settle down right away, just
like they'd do under Momma hen. I got the hood for the plate & I would
highly recommend using that for sanitary purposes.
Heather W from Erie, Pennsylvania
This is my second hearing plate from Premier 1. I love the design. The adjustable legs telescope up and down to find the perfect height for your chicks as they grow. Highly recommend the optional cover to keep your heating plate clean. It’s a product that works as described. I had a question and was very impressed with the customer service provided by Premier 1. You’ve earned a customer for life!