Heating Plates for Chick Brooders
|Plate Item #||540207||540203||540241||540204|
|Cover Item #||5402078||540205||540242||540206|
|Capacity||Up to 15 chicks||Up to 20 chicks||Up to 30 chicks||Up to 50 chicks|
|Plate & Cover||10" x 10"||12" x 12"||16" x 16"||16" x 24"|
|Cover Height||3.5"||5"||7"||7"||Watts||15 watts/hr||22 watts/hr||42 watts/hr||66 watts/hr|
Height of all sizes adjusts from 1.5" to 6" by adjusting the yellow legs. ABS plastic. Cord: 70"L
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 15 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 (only 125°).
- Field observation: Birds raised under plates appear more calm than those raised under lamps.
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
Worried that the plate feels hot to the touch? It isn't. If chicks get too warm, they can and do move out from under it for a time. Don't overcrowd—chicks need to have space to move around as they like.
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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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.
Ms K from Kentucky
I use heat lamps for the most part but wanted to try this. We raise a small amount of poultry and the ducklings splatter water everywhere and have broken a couple of lights. It was easy to put together, but had to adjust it a couple of times so the ducklings would be happy. I should have bought the plastic cover, the little buggers quickly figured how to jump on top. My fix was to put an egg flat on top and that solved the problem. They seem to like it and I find them under it often. Will see how it does for chicks and turkeys too.