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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Ruth I from Washington State
So far not so good. It cannot be used outside and there is no temperature controller. I wish I had known this before I purchased.
I want to use this with the chicks in the garage where the temperature will be fluctuating. I asked Premier 1 about purchasing the temperature control mentioned in the manual. They replied there isn't one I need to adjust the legs. Like that is going to happen, UGH!
I gave it two stars because I like the concept, it seems far more natural than using a heat lamp.
Irina L from Texas
Great for my chicken boxes to raise little ones.
Looking forward to buy more. Already recommend it to my friends
Alisha H from Pennsylvania
Completely satisfied with my purchase. Quality construction and my chicks love them. I recommended these to my friends and they are ordering as well. Be safe and more energy efficient in 2016...replace your brooder heat lamps with brooder heaters from Premier!
The covers are well made and durable. Great time savers as you will not have to clean your brooder heater since these keep pesky chicks from sitting on top of them.
Stephanie W from Colorado
I have been thrilled with the 2 small units that I purchased last year for my brooders, and just ordered the large unit for my grow out pen. Very sturdy, safe, and reliable. Thanks Premier1!!!
Lisa C from Tennessee
Awesome, wonderful, totally satisfied! I have 2 of the large size, but they are really too large for my brooder. This one is perfect! Premier one has the best brooder plates hands down. I have an ecoglow also and the legs brackets have cracked, twice. Sturdy, stable legs on the premier one. Easy to adjust the height. Love this product!