Premier heating plate too hot

Oct 13, 2019
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No idea. You could try asking Premier, but who knows?
Mary
Yeah I actually called them today and they said that temperature is totally normal and i should just raise it a little higher if it worries me and that the chicks don’t need to touch it to be warmed by it. I don’t know how I feel about it. I have a brisnea arriving tomorrow and I am going to compare temps and go from there.
 

Relleoms

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I actually had 2 chicks with burns on their shoulders this spring. When I contacted Premier1, they also suggested raising it higher. I was brooding in my coop and it was cold and the premier1 plate definitely got warmer than the Brinsea (I have both; a small Brinsea and the medium premier1). Both girls were fine, but it still worried me. My advice-if you’re brooding indoors, go with the Brinsea and if outdoors, the premier1.
 

Folly's place

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I'd recommend checking the actual temperature on the underside of your plate, whatever the size or origin, before using it. For whatever the reason, at least the plates sold by Premier seem to vary a lot, and it's worth checking out. The directions state that the chicks should touch the plate with their backs, and 120F is so wrong for that!
The temp. controller works very well, it seems, and how interesting that it was added to their catalog this spring.
Mary
 

Lizzy733

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I haven't used one of these products before, but if it provides 'radiant' heat - aka it takes some time to cool when turned off, then it can be used on a dimmer or probe thermostat to ensure an appropriate temperature.
More work than I would expect from a premium product though.
 
Oct 13, 2019
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Longmont, CO
I'd recommend checking the actual temperature on the underside of your plate, whatever the size or origin, before using it. For whatever the reason, at least the plates sold by Premier seem to vary a lot, and it's worth checking out. The directions state that the chicks should touch the plate with their backs, and 120F is so wrong for that!
The temp. controller works very well, it seems, and how interesting that it was added to their catalog this spring.
Mary
Yeah I just begrudgingly ordered one of the premier temp regulator things, so I’ll just use the brisnea until it shows up. I guess I will just have 2 heating plates now.:idunno
 
Oct 13, 2019
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Longmont, CO
I actually had 2 chicks with burns on their shoulders this spring. When I contacted Premier1, they also suggested raising it higher. I was brooding in my coop and it was cold and the premier1 plate definitely got warmer than the Brinsea (I have both; a small Brinsea and the medium premier1). Both girls were fine, but it still worried me. My advice-if you’re brooding indoors, go with the Brinsea and if outdoors, the premier1.
I just ordered the thing that premier 1 sells to allow you to regulate and turn down the temp. And I have a brisnea showing up tomorrow. I didn’t intend to end up with 2 heating plates but now I have options lol. Now you’ve got me thinking...I will have the chicks indoors for a few weeks but maybe I can set both heat plates up in the coop and move them out there sooner than anticipated.
 

ValerieJ

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I'm coming late to the discussion, maybe too late. I also ordered and returned the Premiere Heating plate. I don't like it because the way it works, according to their instructions, is that the chick's back should be in contact with the plate, which I think is hot enough to burn them. I switched to the Sweeter Heater which gives off radiant heat, so not in direct contact with the chick. I love it. Am I being redundant? I just said this to someone on here. Sorry to repeat myself if it was you. :oops:
 
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