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
- 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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Jeff F from Kansas
Great product, fast delivery. Works much better than a heat lamp. Would recommend the product and Premier 1.
Amy F from Michigan
I placed an order with Premier 1 for a heater plate. I had a special request I noted when I placed the order. They not only noted my request but honored it! In today's world that is unbelievable and I think deserves a pat on the back! Thank you Premier 1! Thanks for paying attention to detail. The product I ordered was everything the advertising said, I'm very pleased with it. Thank you again Premie for making this experience a good one.
Donna B from North Carolina
I am loving this heating plate! My chicks love it too, they're so nice and content under it!
Karlajean B from Minnesota
After losing my chickens to a coop fire two years ago, I bought this heater as a replacement for the typical heat lamp. I bought the small and haven't been happier! I never have to worry and the chicks were easy to show how to scoot under it for warmth. They love it!
Holly S from Florida
Fantastic product! Super easy to use and much safer than a heat lamp. Better price and performance than brinsea. Best choice for chick heat source in my opinion. I use the cover and it's great too. Makes cleaning a breeze.