- Galvanized steel pipe with elastic webbing.
- Can support large, adult sheep and goats (without horns).
- Adjustable width for all sizes.
- Included support rope for large/heavy sheep. (Prevents elastic webbing from over-stretching.)
- Length is 40 inches.
- Maximum width is 16 inches.
- Minimum width is 10 inches.
- Bottom "legs" are 14 inches.
- Replacement webbing is available.
- Can be folded flat for easy storage and transporting with some disassembly.
We've introduced several improvements over the previous version:
1.) Elastic webbing
- A thick weave of elastic shock cord has replaced the string net we used previously. The elastic web springs back into place when the ewe leaves the chair reducing the risk of entanglement. The webbing quickly hooks over built-in rivets for easy replacement. Included support rope can be used for heavy animals to prevent over-stretching.
- This simple device prevents the animal’s hind legs from getting caught in the mesh. On occasion we’ve had to chase down a ewe that’s made off with our deck chair because of this very reason—not often, but it has happened.
3.) Quickly make size adjustments
- When using our original chair, a wrench was needed to make side-to-side adjustments. These nuts have been replaced with finger-friendly wing bolts. Kick-plate adjusts via the same method.
How to Use
- Best location is in the corner of a small pen, as this allows catching the animal with the least effort. Drop the top of the chair over the gate or fence at a 45 degree angle.
- Catch the sheep by the head. Back the sheep into the chair. As the back legs hit the bottom crossbar, the rump (and most of the animal's weight) will fall into the webbing. Take care not to catch the rear legs in the 2 vertical chair legs.
- Complete the process by lifting the head upwards into the sitting position.
With one hand, tip the chair forward with the sheep inside it. Allow the animal to fall out onto its feet. Hang onto the chair or you may be chasing the animal/chair combination around the pen.
Does not work well with horned animals. Their horns may become entangled with the webbing.
Note: Deck Chair Replacement Webbing (#807515) DOES NOT fit our Old Deck Chair (#807500).
Listed below are recommended optional components or related items. Your particular situation may require alternative recommendations. Please call and talk to our consultants if there are any questions at 800-282-6631.
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Melissa R from Alaska
Elastic is kinda flimsie, our big girls (200# suffolk) butts hit the ground. Frame is very strong. Wish I could post a photo of the value added feature we discovered.
Stephanie B from Texas
I am going with five stars because it has made trimming our herd's hooves easier than we imagined it would be. That said, if you have horned goats, be aware they can get hung up in the mesh netting. Also, we have a few that wiggled to their side and got legs hung up in the mesh, but it was easy to remove them. The plate on the bottom is helpful in leaning them into the deck chair. We are novice level at best and we found this chair has save us so much time trimming our herd.
Whitney C from Arkansas
It made handling our herd much easier but I’m afraid the durability of the netting isn’t going to hold up. After only trimming 8 sheep’s feet the coating on one of the netting strings had come apart.
Amanda P from Tennessee
This chair is very heavy-duty. It was easy to assemble, and so very helpful! It literally incapacitates the sheep making your job so much easier to trim hooves or tag ears.
Jodi F from North Carolina
AWESOME chair!!! Makes life/trimming hooves soooo much easier! Of course the sheep still squirm around a bit, but all-in-all AWESOME, so glad I bought this! Side note, any lambs need to be heavier probably at least 60+ lbs. Ours were too light right now at 45#. The netting is tight/durable, thus too strong for the light weights, which is fine, they'll be getting fatter soon enough.