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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Quentin S from Missouri
An absolutely excellent product. Easy to set-up and use. Keeps all 12 of my new chicks cozy and healthy without the fire risks associated with heat lamps. Will never go back to heat lamps again! Highly recommend the covers as well. They're easy to install and keep the plate nice and clean.
Judith K from New York
An awesome piece of equipment! No bulbs to break or cause fires, a natural day/night cycle for the chicks, no worry about modifying temperature requirements as chicks grow...Just a clean, safe, practical solution to brooding any species of bird. I'll be ordering the large one for larger hatches. Would never go back to traditional brood lamp system!
Patricia G from North Carolina
Bigger than I thought! Just starting out raising Orpingtons, looks to be a safe reliable unit. Purchased the cover as well.
Rebecca S from Virginia
Very useful for when chicks become pullets, saves A LOT of cleaning time!
Heather J from Wisconsin
This brooder is awesome! I have been raising chicks almost every year for the last 10 years. I wish I had this heater from the start. Chicks are quiet and content. The ones that are resting aren't run over by the ones eating and drinking like when I used a heat lamp only. I have a batch of 24 this time and I bought the 50 chick sized heater plate. There is plenty of room and some to spare as the chicks grow. I also purchased the plastic dome cover and am glad I did. It should keep this brooder clean on top for next year. Great product!!