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 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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Scott A from Massachusetts
I bought the 16x24 heat plate and top. My chicks hatched 3 days ago and it is like they knew what to do. What a great product, it's like having a mother hen. I would highly recommend this product. I have used heat bulbs in the past but this is a much better and safer idea. Also saves on your electricity.
Catherine H from Michigan
I bought the large heating plate and cover for my last batch of chicks and so glad I did. It worked well in keeping them warm and the plate was easy to adjust as they grew. I didn't have to be concerned about them being too warm or not warm enough. Great product.
Laura L from Vermont
This is the easiest, best way of keeping newly hatched babies warm and I LOVE the safety factor!
Aimee W from Kansas
We've had our new chicks for 4 days. I love the heating plate! So much better then a heat lamp. Chicks can get use to the dark from day one. Everyone loves it too.
Maggie H from Kentucky
I am overly pleased with this brooder plate!
Not having a bright light on the chicks 24/7 seems do have an enormous positive effects. No pasty bum. Quiet and calm chicks with noises and movements around them. Not sure but feel they are feathering out quicker.
I like this so much....I got 2 sizes!!