Chick Plate - Chick Brooder Heating Plate 40cm x 40cm


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Chick Plate - Chick Brooder Heating Plate - 40cm x 40cm - 38 Watt

Are you wondering, ‘How warm do baby chicks need to be?’ If you are hatching eggs in an incubator or raising day-old chicks, keeping the chicks warm is vitally important. 

Relying on the ambient temperature doesn’t keep chicks warm enough. Hot water bottles need constant refilling. And heat lamps can easily become too warm. The best chick brooder heater is a heating plate such as a Chick Plate.

Chick brooder heating plates are the easy choice. You don’t need to worry about measuring temperature because the heating plates don’t warm the air. Chicks are able to move under the heat source when they are cool and away from it when they are warm, just like they would with a mother hen. With almost no messing around, your chicks learn to regulate their own temperature in a natural way.

A Chick Plate is the most natural chick brooder heater.


Features of the Chick Plate (38-watt chick brooder heating plate)

  • A more natural heat source

  • Radiant heat creates an environment more similar to a mother hen

  • Great for warm climates

  • Room for 30-35 chicks

  • Adjustable height accommodates multiple breeds and growing chicks (5-15 cm) 

  • Recommended for all types of poultry, including quail, bantams, chickens, ducks, and geese

  • Well-insulated to prevent heat loss

  • Reduces energy costs when compared with a ceramic heat lamp

  • Fitted with a temperature fuse and a resistance fuse for added safety

  • Designed to stay cool except directly under the heating plate

  • 40 x 40 cm

  • Fitted with an Australian plug

  • Developed in Holland


How to use a chick brooder heating plate

Chick brooder heating plates are only suitable in areas where ambient temperatures are 10 degrees Celsius or above. In cold climates, brooders are best situated indoors.

Set up your chick brooder with the heating plate in one corner and food/water in another. The chick brooder should initially be cosy, so chicks cannot stray too far from the heat source. Turn the Chick Plate on and place your chicks underneath. Adjust the height of the plate to suit.

When you first introduce the chicks to the brooder, watch them carefully until they learn to use the Chick Plate as a heat source. If a chick strays away for an extended period, place it back beneath the heating plate.

You don’t need to measure the temperature of the brooder area provided that it’s above 10 degrees. Just watch your chicks. If they are noisy or huddled together, they may be too cold. If they are far away from the plate or panting, it may be too hot. If your chicks are behaving normally and moving away from the heating plate to eat, drink, and explore, they are the right temperature.  

As the chicks grow, adjust the height of the plate to suit.

Manufacturers recommend covering the top of the Chick Plate with contact paper to extend its working life.



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