- 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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Tessica P from Kentucky
So far I really love this product, I can use it by myself and I am 5' 2", we have katahdin's who have to be trimmed every 3 months. It was the perfect solution to only having one person available at a time to trim and inspect our sheep. Very heavy duty.
Joni K from Ga
Was useful but are sheep apparently are not as relaxed as the ones in the video! It defiantly took two of us, one still had to hold them still or they got their legs all tangled. We also wish we had put the support strap on, are sheep aren't that large but the sank pretty good.
Elyse C from California
The Deck Chair worked perfectly to secure our sheep. My husband and I were able to get the sheep into the chair with little effort and managed to trim feet without fatigue on our part! Great invention!
Jerek/Amanda H from Oregon
Amazing product, completely stopped using my $2000 tilt table from D-S Livestock as this is much easier. The only issue are the set screws come loose and allow the netting to pull the chair narrower as my ewes are short and wide. I just took a drill and made a hole in the cross braces so the set screw could be more permanent at the widest setting. It is a two person job since I need someone to hold the chair but much easier on my wrists than the tilt table and my ewes actually fit in it.
Dave T from Missouri
This chair makes trimming feet so much easier on me and the stock. I’ll never be without one as long as I have sheep to care for.