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Heating Plates for Chicks

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

  1. PoultryAdvsr

    PoultryAdvsr New Egg

    Apr 2, 2016
    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

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    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

    Mar 29, 2011
    Welcome to BYC! :frow
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    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.


    Good luck and enjoy BYC :frow
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2016
  6. hennypenney

    hennypenney Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2013
    Galt, CA
    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

    Aug 14, 2010
    Hardy Township, OH

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

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    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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