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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Beverly/Hilda D from Illinois
We will use the cover for the heating place when we procure baby chicks in the spring. We look forward to a poopless top on the heating place.
Kim R from Tennessee
This is my second heating plate purchase. I love them. More importantly, my chicks love them too. I’ve had chicks under the first one four or five different times. I receive a lot of chicks at one time and the second one will allow all of them to keep warm.
Kelly W from Maryland
I'm trying fall chicks for the first time this year and I started them under a heat lamp in my garage. I was having a terrible time keeping the temperature comfortable with the hot daytime temps and the dropping night time temps. In addition, we had a 90 degree heat wave in October! I introduced the heating plate at 2 weeks old and the chicks at first were afraid of it, but soon discovered it's cozy heat. No more fiddling with the light! Great product.
Tammy H from North Carolina
I would recommend this product for keeping chicks warm. They love it.
Gary W from Texas
This is my first time raising chickens. I had some concerns of fire and stress on the chickens from using a heat lamp so after much research I learned that using the plate mimics a hen. The plate feels very heavy duty. I've been using it for about a week and the chicks seem to like it. I have 16 chicks and they all fit under it still. I'm very happy with this product and very glad I decided on it. If I ever need another one I will definitely purchase this brand again.