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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We have 3 bantams and the brooder is in our living room. I am so glad we bought this, I was so worried if we had used a light these chicks would've peeped all night long keeping everyone awake. Best purchase by far. We also bought the cover to keep them off the top of the heater. Chicks need warmth not light, I am so glad we found this before bringing our babies home.
Gaylene W from Indiana
This was the best "Piece of Mind" that we could of EVER purchased. I don't worry about an electrical fire nor any harm to our chicks. They love it and so do we!
Irene W from Saskatchewan, Canada
i ordered 3 small with covers and think they are the only heat source i will use from now on on my chicks from day olds to about 3weeks
i think it is much more natural for chicks to go under a warm dark place and come out to eat and drink.
i am using a low watt night light bulb over the food and water and it really works wrll!
Nadine N from Florida
Purchased the small heater! I will say it is easy to assemble, durable but the only issue I have is the bottom plate seems to get to hot. You need to keep it fairly high
Melissa P from New Hampshire
Greatly reduced my fear of fire. I know it's not fire proof but I can keep my hand on it so for me that's a plus. Kept my chicks nice and toasty and provided a shelter for them. Highly recommend getting the cover to keep the top of it "clean". Perfect size for my 12 chicks. Very easy to adjust to quickly growing chicks. My breeder showed me hers and I'll never buy a heat bulb again.