- 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.) New 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: New 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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Oh,my gosh . . . this chair is the greatest! We have only five sheep, so it is a cost-effective way for us to work on their feet. It is well-made and fairly priced.
My son and his friend rushed to put it together without reading the directions. Pinkerton, our lead sheep dutifully backed up to it and was easily flipped back into the chair. However, he promptly started to slide through the bottom of the net! Mom, "Ah, guys, aren't you supposed to thread the top and bottom of the netting onto the top and bottom cross braces?"
Once that was corrected, all went well. If you have everything within reach that you might possibly need, one person can work on a sheep alone; but you cannot leave to get something and expect the sheep to lie there and wait for you.
As another person says, Do Not cut the white cords.
Nicholas S from Virginia
Awesome product, but mine did not come with the tops and bottoms seized off to the cross bracing. As it had to be assembled, I assume that this is to be done by purchaser, but there was no cord or zip ties provided. After I seized of the netting, though, I have zero complaints. This product will save your back!!!
Jamie B from OH
This product should have a 5 star rating straight across the board for turning an arduous task into a breeze. My 15 year old daughter and I (mom)were able to trim 5 adult large breed sheep in about an an hour and a half. I used to dread hoof trimming-not any more!
I also must recommend the serrated hoof trimmers - they cut hooves like butter! Kudos Premier#1
Joseph R from Central Florida
This chair is constructed with very heavy gauge pipe. When I ordered it, I figured that the pipes would be similiar to fence pipe, but was pleasently surprised by the heavy construction. I have St. Croix hair sheep. Once I caught my 165lb Ram, I struggled a bit to get him in to the chair. I had it adjusted too big. The adjustment took a few minutes, so having a helper is reccommended. Once I got him into the chair again, trimming his hooves was a breeze. I would recommend that that once you find the correct adjustment, that you mark the horizontal pipes with a good permanent marker or thin lines of paint. Great value, I give it 5 stars.
Tim K from Mo
Not as easy-to-use as the picture, but very helpful. Saved my back!!!