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.
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.
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Joy L from New Hampshire
Love this product! Nice quality, affordable, simple to set up and use.
Tracey G from Virginia
The chick heater works great. My Buffy's love it. Easy to use, just plug it in and adjust the level of the heater.
Susan M from Illinois
Chicks love it - they figured it out pretty quick. I love it - easy to adjust and happy chicks. I was concerned about using a heat source for the chicks but I feel safe using it. Would definitely recommend.
Loredana H from Massachusetts
Much better than heat lamps, chicks seem much happier with a larger area to move in than with a heat lamp. Chicks seem calmer too, since they're able to sleep at night and have a shelter to run under during the day. No more glass to break, and lower energy usage are positive facts too. Only drawback is that you can't see the chicks so if one is doing poorly it can't be watched, but this is more than made up by the positive factors. Large size will do for about 25 standard chicks for 2 weeks
Steve J from Washington
Love this. My husband has always been nervous using a heat lamp and this feels much safer. I was a little concerned at first because the chicks didn't stay under as much as I thought they should, but then I realized they go under when they feel the need to.