- 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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Mary R from California
We have only had this chair for a short time and this was our first time using it to trim our sheep. This review would have been 5 stars if I had written this after trimming the first few sheep since we loved the way the sheep were held in the chair and did not jump around. It is important to adjust the chair width properly. And we found that having the chair slightly narrower than you think it should be holds the sheep firmly in place and prevents squirming and kicking.
BUT my review dropped to 3 stars after trimming hooves on 20 of our White Dorper ewes when the elastic webbing broke in 2 places along the side, allowing one ewe to get her hind leg stuck under the chair. We pulled her leg out and finished trimming her hooves. After removing the ewe we examined the webbing it had broken at the spots where the metal rings were attached. We found other spots where the fabric covering had worn through leaving the rubber exposed and getting ready to break. These areas of wear were where the metal rings were holding it together. My son reversed the webbing (head to tail) on the chair since we still have another 3 sheep to trim and we hope it will hold them. We also found that the reinforcement rope had stretched to not be reinforcing the webbing properly and one end had fed out through the clamps. My son used an Allen wrench and out the reinforcement rope back through the clamps and tightened it. I will order a replacement webbing, but I certainly hoped that I could get more wear out of this chair than only trimming hooves on 25 100–150 lb. ewes.
I will be making a complaint to Premier and we will see what they do about this. Depending on their response to my complaint I will post another review.
Julie Ann D from New York
I am so happy with this chair. I can easily get my sheep in and out and not break my back trimming their hooves. It’s sturdy and easy to put together.
Dean C from Indiana
Works well, sturdy construction. I would recommend for anyone with a small flock.
Richard H from North Carolina
High quality materials. Works great. Highly recommend if you have a small herd of sheep. Not disappointed at all.
Micheal B from New Hampshire
Awesome product! Everything we buy from Premier 1 is top shelf and the staff is so polite and helpful.