Providing your newly hatched chicks with the right type of heat can make all the difference.
At Appletons we have used Comfort Heat Plates for many years and it is great to see them now available for sale again in NZ. Over the years we have used them we have found them to be very reliable and an asset when raising chicks. They are made in Holland and are a very well made, good quality product. There are 5 different sizes available offering excellent value for money and with a new very clever height adjusting system, making them incredibly practical and energy saving.
All the advantages of the new Comfort Heat Plate:
Heat plates are a very natural heating system for chicks as it stimulates the natural heating of a mother hen and makes for healthier chicks. Chicks love to pop under mother hen for security and warmth and the Comfort Heat Plate does just the same. It is ideal to use for different types of poultry, ducks, pheasants and quail. We have used ours in the past to raise pheasants, ducks and chicks with great success. The beauty about these heat plates is that they are very economical to run so, in the long run, be a cost-saving investment. These plates are very easy to use and with the new unique height adjustment system, it makes setting the height easy. Safety has been ensured by including both a temperature and resistance fuse.
The optional regulator is available to purchase separately. The regulator is equipped with a 1-meter long cable. Controls temperature between 20%-100%. To be used up to 100 Watts.
I'm using this heat plate for two chicks that are older than is recommended, but it is working out great. The chicks love it.
Really happy with the heating pad
Just as I was hoping, no constant light, super cosy over the wood shavings, very happy wee chicks, super easy to keep clean, and doesn't kill our off-grid power system!! Top drawer product. Also, super easy and efficient service. Highly recommend!
Looking forward to using it in October when ducklings are due to hatch
Third time lucky incubating duck eggs !
Thankyou Fiona for your sage advise and fast despatch Great service
The Chicks love it, we gave them a big 60W lightbulb, feather duster, and heat plate warmer to choose from, they consistently chose the warmer