- 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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Regina G from Texas
We'll see. The original webbing wasn't sturdy enough for our big meat-type ewes. Haven't used the chair much but first one in last time ripped a hole thru the webbing and broke the plastic panel at the bottom. Going to try doubling the webbing and using the reinforcement rope. Hope is big girl at about 160 lbs. She was a bottle baby so very cooperative and easy to work with.
Bruce C from Mississippi
I am 72 years of age, retired from the world of finance and never owned or have been around sheep in my life. Six months ago we purchased a small hobby farm and purchased a few sheep (and several chickens). The chickens are supplying us with more eggs than we can eat but now I have to learn how to trim hooves. I talked with our vet and after trying to trim hooves with my wife by holding the sheep while I was working from the ground, I figured there has to be an easier way. So, I YouTubed what I could; this is the best contraption I found. The price point is very low, assembly is easy but the best part is — IT WORKS! No stress on the sheep, no stress on my wife, which translates to no stress on me. I highly recommend this product.
Cyndy F from Wisconsin
Good quality and my little goats were a little harder to do than our big ones! But I love that I don't have to bend over!!!
Karen P from Oregon
Ruth F from California
Excellent product. Humane way to treat sheep. Easy on your back. Very well made. Should last a lifetime. Win, win! Speedy shipping too.