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 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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I ordered a medium heating plate (30 chicks) and the lid. Put chicks in Large plastic tub with heating plate the first few weeks to give then a good TLC start. I have Three other Large heat plates (50 chicks) I use in my vintage brooder and open grow out pens. I am very very pleased. The lid is a must to keep them from camping out and making a mess on the top.
I bought replacement Legs for my Heating Plates. None have broken. I removed the 50 year old heat source from my 5 tier brooder. The legs were to long to put the large heating plates in. So I shortened two on one side one inch so I could maneuver the Heating Plate into the Brooder. I needed the replacement legs when I use it in an Open pen. Very Happy
Nata P from Texas
Love this! I bought one for my sister last year and now I have one for myself. I would highly recommend this product.
Shannon B from Michigan
Love this product! First time using it instead a heat lamp and I am thrilled with the outcome. Not only is it safer but the chicks are so quiet at night time.
Asha J from California
Love this product! No chance of fire, and the chicks get normal intervals of light and darkness. I bought the nipple waterer to set on top and it works great. Chicks seem happier. At first I thought it was kind of expensive compared to a lamp, but it is totally worth the money.