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
- 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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Jessica W from Tennessee
Very low maintenance compared to a heat light. I'm very happy and my chicks are too.
Susan P 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 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!
Steven R from New Hampshire
Doesn't get as warm as i expected so i still had to use a heat lamp. I put their food and water on the plate and they don't get them dirty or filled with shavings. Seems to work well as they also have more room on the floor of the cage to move around. Plastic top of plate is easy to clean.
Tanya B from Washington
So far so good! The chicks love it, and they get to spend the night in the dark as nature intended. : )