- 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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Jodi F from North Carolina
AWESOME chair!!! Makes life/trimming hooves soooo much easier! Of course the sheep still squirm around a bit, but all-in-all AWESOME, so glad I bought this! Side note, any lambs need to be heavier probably at least 60+ lbs. Ours were too light right now at 45#. The netting is tight/durable, thus too strong for the light weights, which is fine, they'll be getting fatter soon enough.
Tony G from Oregon
Perfect and a MUST have for anyone working sheep. Great value for the price, tried making my own but this is just best for the time/effort.
Marsha P from Kentucky
It appears to be a great product, however, I am unable to use it with my ram. He fights too much. I would not recommend for a larger ram.
Paula M from Kentucky
Was very skeptical but now can't believe I didn't get this years ago! Works great and really lowers stress on me AND my sheep. Hoof trimming and vaccinations go much faster and don't require help to hold 'em down. No more sore backs for me. I've decided I can even increase my flock size now.
Cristal M from Texas
When I saw this I thought that's what I need. We have goats and they are extremely difficult to wrangle for any reason. I should have realized the sheep in the video are larger than pygmy goats and didn't have horns that go straight back. The horns are definitely a problem and get hung in the bungee cord backing causing the goats to sit in a weird position.