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 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 and sold above) 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
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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Patricia T from Delaware
The heating plate is performing as expected. However, the instructions say to adjust the plate so it just touches the backs of the chicks. Do not do this. The plate is too hot to hold your hand on, and would burn the chicks. I have it adjusted at its full height for now 3 day chicks, and it keeps the litter at 95 degrees with ambient room temperature at 75 degrees. When the room temperature increases, the chicks move from under the plate and are active throughout the brood area. I will place blocks under the legs as the need to increase the distance to the litter increases with chick growth. I would encourage the manufacturer to place some sort of shield (silicone perhaps) between the metal heat plate and the chicks.
A Heating Plate Temperature Controller can be used to control the temperature (between 20%–100% of full output.)
Mark M from California
Ronda F from North Carolina
Worth the purchase. Keeps chicks off the heat plate and keeps it clean.
Larisa L from Washington
We bought smallest size (up to 15 chicks). Easy to adjust, safe, chicks love it. Small clear plastic cover is sold separately (to keep chicks from jumping on top). I used shower cap instead.
Kimber B from Oklahoma
My chicks are doing great with this heater. And can get used to dark at night unlike with a lamp. Fully adjustable, and heats up great! Wish I had bought the shield for the top as they are already pooping on it. But that’s ok.