Heating Plates for Chicks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by PoultryAdvsr, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. PoultryAdvsr

    PoultryAdvsr New Egg

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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?
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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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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  3. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! :frow
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    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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    Good luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
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  6. hennypenney

    hennypenney Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!
     
  7. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member

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

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    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.
     

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