Save $$$ by purchasing the heating plate kit, which includes the cover, as compared to purchasing the heat plate and cover separately. We strongly recommend using the cover to prevent older chicks from perching on top of the plate and keeps top of plate clean. An alternative to a heat lamp that uses much less electricity. Uses 22 watts vs 175 or 250 watts for heat lamp. A heating plate is a different type of heat source than a heat bulb. Less of a fire risk. A heat bulb becomes very hot and radiates heat downward. By contrast, the bottom-side of the heating plate is warm but not hot. Allow the plate 1 hour to heat the unit before placing the chicks under it. As the chicks grow, increase height of the plate above the bedding with the adjustable push-button legs. Plate is more effective when chicks can touch the plate, especially when they are newly hatched. Warms up to 20 chicks. Heating plate is made of ABS plastic and polyurethane insulation and cover is heavy transparent plastic. Requires 110 volt outlet and has 70″ length cord. 1 year limited warranty on the electric heat plate unit.
An alternative to a heat lamp. Less of a fire risk. A heating plate simulates a hen keeping chicks warm and cozy beneath her feathers.
Chicks stay warm by contact with warm underside of the plate. The bottom-side plate surface is warm, but not hot.
Height easily adjusts from 1.5″ – 6″ using adjustable legs to accommodate the size of your chicks.
Warms up to 20 chicks. Requires 110 volt outlet and uses 22 watts per hour.
Save $$$ by purchasing heating plate kit with transparent cover included, as compared to purchasing the heating plate and cover separately. We strongly recommend using the cover, as it prevents older chicks from perching on plate and keeps top of plate clean.