Heating Plates for Chick Brooders
|Plate Item #||540207||540203||540241||540204|
|Cover Item #||5402078||540205||540242||540206|
|Capacity||Up to 15 chicks||Up to 20 chicks||Up to 30 chicks||Up to 50 chicks|
|Plate & Cover||10" x 10"||12" x 12"||16" x 16"||16" x 24"|
|Cover Height||3.5"||5"||7"||7"||Watts||15 watts/hr||22 watts/hr||42 watts/hr||66 watts/hr|
Height of all sizes adjusts from 1.5" to 6" by adjusting the yellow legs. ABS plastic. Cord: 70"L
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 15 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 (only 125°).
- Field observation: Birds raised under plates appear more calm than those raised under lamps.
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
Worried that the plate feels hot to the touch? It isn't. If chicks get too warm, they can and do move out from under it for a time. Don't overcrowd—chicks need to have space to move around as they like.
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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Judy A from West Virginia
I have two smaller units and love them. This bigger unit is having trouble with legs fitting so I am returning for a fix or replacement. But other than that they keep the little ones nice and warm.
And the cover is a must. It keeps them from getting on top so you don’t have to scrape it clean.
Alison G from Missouri
These brooder heating plates are amazing. It gives the chicks the extra heat they need on cooler days/nights. It also makes them feel secure, I think…giving them a place to hide when they get startled. I would definitely recommend getting the covers, or they will be hopping on top of it within a few days.
Rima K from Texas
A friend told me about some sort of heating plate with legs as a warmer for chickie babies when I was struggling with the big red light. Never knew something like that existed. I loved the concept and bought one from you guys because I loved the electric nets I’ve bought in the past. Works great! There’s half a dozen turkey babies under it now.
Benjamin A from Kentucky
Absolutely wonderful product for the small homestead.
I’m a tightwad, but I also didn’t want to have to clean one more thing on this little farm. I pried open the wallet and invested in the cover and I’m. So. Glad! Absolutely worth it!
Jay R from Game changer!
Tired of paying for so much heat when using 250W lamps and also tired of losing chicks when they huddle in a heap under a lamp or two heaps under two lamps, we decided to spring money for the (large) heating plates. They have made chick survival 100% in the first week, even when the nights have frosted.
I did not buy the “covers” and now wish I would have done that. In place of covers I am covering the heater tops with plastic so that I can remove it and take all the chicken poop off with it. I did not anticipate chicks jumping up there so fast but it seems to be the best place to poop in the pen (dang it!)
I would absolutely recommend these. If you lose chicks to cold then you need these!