Brand: Premier 1 Supplies
Color: Black w/yellow adjustable legs
Details: An alternative to a heat lamp that uses much less electricity. Uses 22 watts vs 175 or 250 watts for a heat lamp. A heating plate is not a heat source like a heat bulb; it is completely different. 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 most effective when chicks can touch the plate, especially when they are newly hatched. Heating plate is made of ABS plastic and polyurethane insulation. Requires 110 volt outlet. Has 70" cord length. HIGHLY recommend optional transparent plastic plate cover (item 540205) to prevent older chicks from perching on top and keeps unit clean. SAVE $$$ by purchasing kit with Chick Heating Plate and Cover included (Item 540226) on Amazon. 1 year limited warranty on heating plate.