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 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 and sold above) prevents older chicks from perching on top and fouling the unit with droppings. However, the plate can be hand-washed (do not submerge in water) to remove dust and debris.
How to Use
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, 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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Sabrina S from WA
When I went to buy this, I had serious doubts about a $30 piece of plastic. I thought it was an attempt to take advantage of customers by creating a proprietary piece of plastic. When I pulled it out of the box, I once I was wrong. It is very heavy and thick plastic, but not rigid. I doubt it will ever break and my 50 broiler chicks haven't managed to roost on it yet. Our previous brooder had to be scraped off or otherwise protected from the mass of poo. I'm so glad I spent the extra on this.
Guy K from texas
a real energy saver.
Shelby F from Florida
I’ve had a heating plate from a big name company for a few years, and decided to try this one when I needed an additional heater. It’s a great product, and I’ll continue to buy these if I need more in the future. The legs adjust independently of each other, and quite easily, which is nice, because you can set the plate at an angle if you have chicks of varying sizes needing to use it. The optional cover is great for keeping chicks from sitting (read: pooping) on top of the heater. And the price is much better than my other heater - I was able to get a much larger heater with the cover for the same price I paid for my other, much smaller, heater.
Luann R from Pennsylvania
Perfect! This adjusts well and works very well for baby chicks.
Chris T from Tennessee
Worked great and was a good price. Had 38 chicks under two plates for 4 weeks, but I think one would have been enough. The plates didn’t seem too hot to me. They stayed low enough to touch the chicks back when they where standing.