- 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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Julie S from Iowa
We had the netting fraying already after 10 sheep weighing no more than 160 pounds in it. I called in to customer service and sent pictures of the fraying and we should be getting a new netting free I would hope. The chair made the hooves much more accessible. However, we did have ewes attempt to turn to the side and got their hooves caught in the netting. Our main complaint was that the chair was shipped with no assembly directions. We had to look at pictures in the catalog and online to assemble it and try and figure out how to use the support cords. I even called Premier and asked instructions for the support cords and she promptly emailed instructions. Why not include this with the chair in the box?! It does help but you have to figure it out and it works best to have 2 of you one trimming and one holding the head down so they don't flip over on side.
Robert & Sue G from Virginia
The chair made the hooves much more accessible. However, we did have ewes attempt to turn to the side and got their hooves caught in the netting. Our main complaint was that the chair was shipped with no assembly directions. We had to look at pictures in the catalog and online to assemble it and try and figure out how to use the support cords and still are not sure we did that correctly.
Dorothy A from New Mexico
Very well made!!!
Melissa C from Kentucky
Love this product! Although our pet Katahdin ewe did not look as happy as the one in your YouTube demonstration video.
Terrence G from Maine
This is an excellent improvement over the old deck chair! This model provides much more stability and support for heavier ewes/rams. The new style of netting is fabulous...not one of our girls got their hooves caught up in it as was the case frequently with the old style netting. Thanks so much for your thoughtful redesign of this excellent tool!