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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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!!
Joseph C from West Virginia
Works great! Chicks haven't even tried to roost on top of brooder plate. Premier 1 supply super fast !! shipping. I highly recommend buy supplies and equipment from them.!
Marilyn H from Quebec, Canada
I felt very secure using this heating plate, seeing as I kept the chicks in a room in my house. I was not worried about fire hazards. The chicks immediately took to it.
It is easy to use and is attractive
It was worth every penny spent..