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Hello! I am new to this site but I have a question that I am hoping someone can give advice on. I went to a poultry clinic today and they had heating plates for sale, so I bought one. Any thoughts on these products?

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 Do you mean    an Eco Glo?  People seem to like them a lot and with the legs they can be raised higher as the chicks grow.

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My Flock: (2) Dark Brahmas, (1) Black Australorp, (2) Golden Sebrights, (1) Old English Game Bantam, (3) Old English Game/Golden Sebright Crosses, (3) Easter Eggers

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post #4 of 8

Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us.

 

You may wish to take a look at the following link on heating pads

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/956958/mama-heating-pad-in-the-brooder-picture-heavy-update

 

All the best

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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post #5 of 8
Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join the flock! I use the Eco glow heating plates and really like them. They replicate the hen very well and use far less electricity than a lamp. There is also less of a fire risk with the plates or pads. The only down side I have found is you can't see the chicks when they hide under it but I guess that's what would happen with a hen if they popped back under her for a warm.






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post #6 of 8
Welcome! I've purchased one also and am nervous about the " how to" but I'm hearing such good things about using them that I can't wait to try it out. My eggs will be hatching in a few days... Then I will know!
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:welcome

 

Heating plates work really well. I've been using them for a few years.

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HALLOWEEN Hatch-a-Long 2016

Incubating w/Friends Thread  & NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, and Guineas

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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post #8 of 8
Hello!

Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. Good luck with your endeavors.
Did a moth know that the flame was going to change her life forever, or did she simply fly towards that heated embrace, knowing it would offer her something she couldn't give herself? In the end, the answer didn't really matter. The moth had never wanted the choice. -Joey W. Hill-
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Did a moth know that the flame was going to change her life forever, or did she simply fly towards that heated embrace, knowing it would offer her something she couldn't give herself? In the end, the answer didn't really matter. The moth had never wanted the choice. -Joey W. Hill-
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