We have now for the second time chicks hatched in the kindergarten and I ordered the hot plate, because I was curious to see how it works in comparison to the heat lamp. After I placed the feet in the desired amount (you can adjust the height of the plate the size of the chicks. Great!), I pocketed it and controlled after about 6 hours, the temperature. Or. I tried it, because all the chicks had curled up under the plate and slept. It is not as hot as the heat lamp, and that's good! When you have namely always be careful that they are not too close to the ground, but also not too far away depends, because fire or chill the chicks. So overall a brilliant alternative that also has a protection against overheating and short circuits. You will find our class chicks and we also!