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 (do not submerge in water) 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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Clara J from Texas
These are a bit of an investment but so much safer and better than a heat lamp. Chicks adjust naturally just like under a mother hen. They are fire safe and use less electricity. Love them!
Lynne S from West Virginia
Works great and keep the little chicks warm when we had an unexpected 4°F cold snap come through for 3 nights! Very pleased since not a single tiny chick died in their outdoor barn with this heat source! After a neighboring barn burned to the ground from a heat lamp fire, we started looking for alternatives. This has outweighed our best expectations since we thought the weaker ones might not survive. The cover is great. Adjustable legs for height of growing chicks is easy. Again, we are very happy.
Claude P from Pennsylvania
I had two main reasons for purchasing this product.First and foremost was one of security.Having a heat lamp on in the house 24/7 gave me the willies and having to keep changing heights to achieve the right temperature as well as securing the lamp didn't seem all that easy.I am an 81 years old lady and the simplicity and security of the Premier heating plate appealed to me.My chicks arrived yesterday and they are happy using the plate and it certainly has not deceived me.It is well made, the available cover is a nice option and I like that a red light shows you that the plate is working.
Taylor P from Illinois
Product came in a very timely manner. I have not used it yet, but in setting up my first brooder with a heat lamp and leaving the house all day to test it for temperature, it just left a pit in my stomach. What if the heat lamp goes out and I lose my precious babies? What if somehow it moves and hits against the cardboard or bedding and creates a fire? I think its a sound investment giving peace of mind and a more natural feeling heat source for the chicks.
Kay S from Massachusetts
Only four stars because I haven't used it yet; my chicks arrive in late March. But I was very impressed with the construction and design. Looking forward to setting it up. In this area there have been multiple barn fires many with loss of livestock in the past few weeks and all but one was attributed to an unattended heat lamp (one was faulty electrical wiring). No heat lamps for me!