- 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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Jacqui M from Texas
Fast delivery and easy assembly even though it came with no instructions. It is a little bit adjustable but I would have liked it to get 2 inches wider for one of my wethers. Other than that it is a very useful product and has saved my back on handling my small flock.
Ted Z from Georgia
I was very impressed with the deck chair, worked exactly as advertised. Easily cradled my largest ewe (200 lbs plus) and kept her in a controlled position. For a small flock like mine this is a reasonably priced alternative that worked great.
Meg K from Wisconsin
The Premier Sheep Deck Chair has thoroughly brightened our Spring.
As our flock has grown (and we are growing older) we were excited about the prospect of not having to flip and hold the sheep for foot trimming, or any other reason. The chair is easy for one person to back the sheep into and it holds them perfectly, allowing us to work with them with no bending over and no trauma to the sheep. We have not yet adjusted the width to use it on our largest sheep (200+ lbs.) but at this time we foresee no issues when we do. We first tried it with a smaller lamb (40-50 lbs.) and found the new bungies did not “hammock” her very much, but with any of the medium sheep (80-100 lbs.) it has been a dream come true, holding the sheep comfortably. What a back-saver!
Meagan S from Texas
Works perfectly and it’s easy to adjust.
Amber Y from Indiana
The chair was easy enough to assemble, but even without the extra support rope, it's very stiff for my small breeds. (Nigerian Dwarf, Pygmy, and Babydoll Southdown). It turned into having to hold the animal into the netting and finagle trimming while keeping pressure on them. It's okay for now, just hoping it will break in with use.