- 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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Virginia S from Washington
Great product. Huge back saver. No problems getting ewes in or out.
Four stars for instructions and kick plate. The instructions were not clear on how to mount the webbing - you have to weave it on alternating between front/back so it will spread out evenly. C-shaped crimp closures should face the rear so the edges won't catch on the fleece.
Kick plate openings do not sufficiently align. We will have to drill the kick plate bolt hole openings to make them larger so that the bolts can be threaded through. Worked fine with our ewes without the kick plate, so not a huge issue.
Traci B from Indiana
I wasn't sure this would work, but our girls are so big and hoof trimming is a killer for us, so I ordered it. Best $100 ive spent lately!! Some previous reviews said there were no instructions on assembly with it, so Premier must've taken this into consideration because instructions were easy to read and assemble. It is so comfortable that I think I'll be sleeping in it during lambing season instead of on straw bales!!
Patti from Missouri
Works great. Most of my goats were disbuded, but I have three older girls that had not been. The only difference, I have to check horn placement before I tip them out. I hold the horns as I tip them out so there's no chance of being trapped and hurt. That isn't a problem caused by the chair. I have no complaints at all, and no regrets making this purchase. It save my back a lot of pain. So, thank you. A very happy customer.
Misty H from Kentucky
This helps me wrangle my sheep even when I'm by myself, and these are big sheep. Hoof trims and medicine are much much easier now. The only problem is sometimes a sheep is more resistant to the calming effect and will get tangled in the netting. It's not too hard to get her back out, though.
Dot M from Pennsylvania
I love this chair! No more back ache after trimming hooves. It worked very well for me. I can actually do the work alone now that I have a comfortable seat for my sheep.