Chicks have special requirements for their ambient temperature, as they cannot keep themselves warm during their first weeks of life. The temperature should be between 32 and 38 degrees during the first week.
Especially in artificial chick rearing, a reliable heat source, which is provided by the mother hen in natural brooding and rearing, is essential.
Heat plates for chicks offer a particularly natural alternative to the hen hen.
The easy handling also makes them particularly suitable for beginners in chick rearing.
A hot plate for chicks offers the following advantages: