If you’re raising day-old chicks, keeping them warm is one of your most important jobs. For healthy chicks and less work, we recommend the Chick Plate.
Chick Plate heating plates for chick brooders take the guesswork out of providing the right temperature for your chicks. Instead of messing around with a heat lamp, a Chick Plate allows your chicks to regulate their own temperature. They move away from the heat source when they are too warm and towards it when they become cold, just as they would with a mother hen.
Specifications of the Chick Brooder Heat plate:
- Dimensions: 40cm x 60cm
- Australian Plug
- 56 watts
- Safety temperature fuse
- Safety resistance fuse
Features of the Chick Heating Plate:
Modern technology provides a more natural heat source
Uses radiant heat similar to a mother hen
Suitable for warm climates
Warms up to 55 chicks
Adjustable height (5-15 cm)
Great for day-old chicks
For use with chickens, quail, geese and other poultry
Low electricity consumption
Designed so that the top of the unit stays cool
European design and development
How to use a heating plate for a chick brooder
For a heating plate to be effective, the chick brooder must have an ambient temperature of 10 degrees Celsius or above. In cold climates, the brooder may need to be situated indoors.
Set up your chick brooder with the heating plate in one corner and food/water in another. The brooder should initially be quite small, so chicks cannot become lost or move too far from the heating plate. Turn the Chick Plate on and place your chicks underneath.
When you first introduce the chicks to the brooder, watch them carefully until they learn to use the heating plate. For the first day or two, direct stray chicks back to the plate unless they are eating or drinking.
Monitor your chicks. If they are huddled together, they may be cold and you should lower the plate. If they avoid the plate, it may be too hot. Consider a larger brooder or a cooler spot.
As the chicks grow, adjust the height of the plate to suit.
Covering the top of the heating plate with contact paper or similar will extend its working life.
Dine A Chook shipping charges are outlined below and are for all Australian and New Zealand orders.
|Up to 1kg||$9.95|
|1 - 3kg||$12.95|
|3 - 5kg||$14.95|
|5 - 7kg||$19.95|
|Over 7kg||Calculated at checkout|
|Order over $199 with a total weight under 7kg - Excludes Bulk Bird Netting||Free Shipping - Use Coupon Code 'Free Shipping'|
How is your order shipped?
All Dine A Chook orders are sent using Australia Post unless otherwise stated. All orders require a signature at the time of delivery unless you provide an authority to leave. We deliver to Residential and Business addresses, PO Boxes and Parcel Lockers.
Every Dine a Chook delivery is completely insured for the total value of the items despatched and insurance coverage includes loss and damage during transit. In the unlikely event, you receive a broken item contact our office via the contact us page within 3 working days of signing for the goods so we can arrange for a replacement.
|State||Estimated delivery (business days)|
|New South Wales||3-5 days|
|South Australia, Tasmania & ACT||6-8 days|
|Western Australia & Northern Territory||8-12 days|
With the exception of busy times of the year, orders received before 11am are generally shipped out that same day.