What is a Sheep Deck Chair? | Small Sheep Farming | Premier 1 Supplies

What is a Sheep Deck Chair? | Small Sheep Farming | Premier 1 Supplies


hey guys welcome to the homestead well
it is time for our October sheep maintenance which is checking for worms
and trimming their hooves we have a new deck chair to try this time which
hopefully will make it better welcome to homestead guys well your turn
welcome to the homestead I have a here a deck chair from premier one for sheep
we’ve not got to use it yet obviously so we’re going to try to use it for the
first time today so here’s the deck chair put together it
was fairly easy it took some muscle from the Sam to be able to pull the net tight
but I’m anxious to put it to use will you do that with the lean against the
gate okay try that I know how to get inside it you got all the tools you need
we’re just doing trimming and checking their eyes today so that should be it
all right well here do this and then you kind of pick them up and set your foot
down right there there take a break oh yeah it was a lot
easier as long as you don’t flip out but yeah their feet move done take a load
off Yui or abandoned was here when you are Huey
Mayer Eliza come on here just put your hand here I’ll pull him down everybody
look at me say sheep poop zboob good job Roger thank you it’s time then they’ll
borrow my shirt you got him I’ll move the camera if you got him you’re not to
push down real hard just enough to tour he doesn’t think he can just hop out can
you like pick him up two legs so we can try which way you’ll roll that way hold up you go scare him back up I’m able to
do their feet much better this way well good is well worth the investment
these Clippers were well worth the investment much easier on your back in so here we have a famas scorecard
hamachi is used to show if their sheep are anemic or not and can kind of guide
you on whether you need to worm them or not so this needs to be done
periodically to make sure that your sheep are doing well and don’t need
worms and it’s time for our sheep to get done all right we’re done with him bandit ran out so we had to go chase and
him around the other pasture and get them in and so what we end up doing
Angela end up doing and it’s just getting a scoop of feed and just let
them all back in the barn again so it’s a full house again we got a two left to
do smokey and bandit this would be fun where’s bandit okay he’s the one that
likes to kick alright he’s the one that kicked me several times little help
would be nice trying to identify more you’ll get another 50 of these that’s
all my cliff decals mmm hey that or if we get more sheep we gotta have a shoot
system at head gate all that all that stuff ring on these and gravels don’t
this is easier than what we did before though mm-hmm
the deck chair is worth it don’t you think Oh most definitely
at first we looked at building one out of conduit or one two three sounds like I only oh you
got me yep print so I know we’ve looked at building stuff like you get from
Lowe’s we can’t get anything this sturdy and then ain’t going nowhere loose
you’re happy now because you know you’re done right
tester off at home yeah cuz he has a kicker kick
I’m gonna take it to the face they’re like my legs asleep on outlook
look that was rough I’m glad I had Sam to help me this time truthfully the deck
chair did a big made a big difference it helped a lot and kept them in place
they still kicked alight so I still feel like it’s a two-man person to me in
person do me an job but one to hold them down and the other to cut but overall
I’m very pleased with it all the sheep have been clipped and
checked for worms so now we’re going to load up the hayloft with all the hay
that we picked up in Tennessee yesterday get up there that’s by the crappiest thing ever how
you real farmers do this probably not my hand Bobby Bob eternity
yep I mean working up there we think Oh Jim don’t want to talk don’t
want to breathe what i doing is spitting out your spit because it’s full hey my
beard is now twice as thick hey it’s time for shower number two anybody wants
to do this for finer living we got to be crazy why do we do this because it’s
better than sitting in an apartment in the city for us all right
I don’t know that air conditioned apartment sounds real nice don’t get
some thoughts to the camera share your feelings and your heinous over there
do I look heinous oh wait I know I know I got it
what’s that painting American Gothic or whatever the man and the woman in front
of the farmhouse and they look just mad it’s not now we know why they just
finished loading a morning that’s what they did without the little elevator
thing yeah now we understand we should get a copy
that remind us we’ll put it in hay barn hayloft whatever this is I think
gardening’s starting to look a lot better
I don’t mind tilling in the dirt no well guys hope you enjoyed a little look into
what it’s like to be a sheep farmer and we are just small-scale six head of
sheep so we got to definitely see why any kind of larger operation is invests
in the proper handling sorting equipment for the Sheep so you just bring it up to
you rotate him around Spillman done we’re getting the larger we’re gonna go
that route if anybody’s wondering the male sheep that we have the four bigger
ones are about 200 and the small girls we have are about
150 yep which would also bring up another question of none of our male
sheep or Rams they’re all snipped so they’re called weathers we have two
girls that we haven’t yet bred they’re still a little young north they know
they could have been done this year Yeah right
could’ve been on this year we just don’t have the space for it right here do my
chain leave some for the sheep now at this point I don’t know if we’ll breed
them okay here you can do that here for sure
so what else if you’re thinking about sheep hit rewind watch this video again
and when you finish it hit rewind and watch it again
and make sure you really want to have sheep now last year we went and got a
realm bill for those of you haven’t watched and the Sheep didn’t eat it
quick enough and it molded yeah so we ended up having to get rid of it and we
went with square bills we would just literally go and buy two square bills at
a time every week from the localized feed and seed store which is high-priced
yeah compared to what you can get sometimes the double the price yeah so
that’s why we decided this year to go to a local farm and buy the hey this is 16
bills which should last eight weeks gosh we get to have more fun in eight weeks
only eight weeks away well thanks for watching guys stay tuned you might see
something new with the Sheep take care guys you

40 thoughts on “What is a Sheep Deck Chair? | Small Sheep Farming | Premier 1 Supplies

  1. When you started talking about a deck chair , I thought it was for your comfort! I was picturing you sitting down to be more comfortable while checking the sheep’s hooves!! Boy, do I feel stupid! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ It worked great though, the sheep looked very comfortable, it looked like they were napping πŸ˜΄πŸ‘ More videos please! πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

  2. great video thanks for sharing, I had pet lambs growing up in NW Scotland just love sheep, live in an apartment in the city now, Id have your life any day of the week, your a great family keep that cute boys of yours doing their bit all the very best πŸ™‚

  3. Sam, Andrea . You forgot the sunshade , the drinks table and the cocktails with the little umbrellas and fruit . Lmho . Just jokin guys .

  4. HEY, Hay. Now doesn't that just make you want to get a few more acres and bale your own hay and get a dozen more sheep?

  5. That looked hard. I'm definitely a city girl. Hate the smell of manure. I'm glad some people want animals to raise. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸπŸπŸπŸ

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  7. A lot of work, but they are so cuteπŸ˜‰ Have you checked into Alpacas? I saw something recently about them. The wool is very soft and supposedly they are very gentle animals. Just wondering how they compare to sheep as far as maintenance. I guess any animal requires work.πŸ˜•

  8. re:hay. We stack our square bales inside the barn, a hay wagon (=/- 90 squares) at a time. (round bales are outside). This is typically done on the hottest day of the year, ie, haying season. Long sleeves and a bandana help, and long pants and a hat. Not too many go over head, as we're building up from the bottom. I don't help much in the barn for that (asthma, but I can generally keep it at bay without medication with careful management) but sometimes I stage the bales. We mostly have my husband and one of our kids (who are your age) doing the hot work. Honestly, being in the barn out of the sun is a relief on haying days though.
    Our current sheep are hair sheep and pretty wild. I hope to gentle them this winter with the allure of a barn stall and alfalfa pellets. Our old sheep were wool sheep and they loved me so I try not to be offended by these guys. I really need to get a closer look at them, like their feet. We have the deck chair and liked it for our mild mannered sheep. Why do you have sheep? We have them for pasture management (good companion parasite-wise for our cattle) and for meat. I have tons of wool from the old sheep in the attic which was the impetus to change over. Well, also because hair sheep tend to have less parasites. We have a ram, 5 ewes, and 6 lambs. We won't turn out the ram until early December. We expect a couple of lambs in January (fiesty ram!) which is terrible timing as we are likely to be at about 0Β°.
    The worst thing about the sheep is that they sometimes go on walkabout, despite pretty good fencing. They mostly live with the chickens and the LGD though I'd like to fix better fencing so they could spend more time with the cattle. (cattle are easy; not much electric wire needed. Unless you have a bull that wants to hang out with the cows at the wrong time)
    Anyway, if you ever wanted to build a hay storage barn/lean-to/3 sided structure you might find that stacking hay is easier than throwing it πŸ™‚

  9. Great video! I couldn't stop laughing…πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I know just how you felt. We had a few saanen goats that weighted about 150lbs. each. Getting the hay and trimming hooves is difficult and absolutely a two man job (maybe even 3 or 4, lol! Although our little sheltie dog would round them up if they escaped. Have a great day!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’—

  10. I don't know anything about sheep or hay or anything, but I think you should somehow try to find a way to store your hay closer to the floor without letting it actually lay on the ground.. That would make it easier for you to stack it and have access to it in the cold winter months.. Surly there is another way.. I hope you figure something out that is a better way for you guys.. God bless..

  11. You have the cutest, sweetest boys.
    If I ever make it to your place I want to pet the sheep.
    I've never seen one close up.
    Stay blessed! <3

  12. So, I'm just wondering. Wouldn't it make more sense to figure out how to trim their hooves with them standing up? If there was something to hold them in place, couldn't you bend their leg back like what they do when putting shoes on a horse? I don't follow the logic of making the sheep lie back into a framed net. It seems to me to be a very unnatural position for them to be in. And yeah, loading that hay over your head like that didn't look like it was a whole lotta fun fer ya. But you got it done and don't have to worry about it again for a few weeks, so that's a good thing.

  13. This was awesome, Ralph and I are building a small flock of hair sheep [30 ewes] and have been thinking about one of these. To see it chair work is really helpful. I think the only 1 person system is one of those rotating chute/tables and they are horribly pricy unless you can find one at a farm sale or on Craig’s list. Wonderful videoπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ
    Lambs make having sheep worth while❀️❀️❀️❀️

  14. You two are so terribly funny! No doubt ya' all are a blast to be around πŸ˜‚.
    As a farm gal myself might I suggest getting the pick up bed pulled up next to your hay loft as close as possible. Saves steps carrying the bales and gives a height advantage for putting them in loft. Might want to consider making the other end of loft have a full length door that swings down to load the hay and just stand in bed to load. Hook door back up when finished. I'm a long time farm girl whose carried thousands of hay and straw bales over my 64 year life time. And still do, though not as easily as in my younger years .πŸ˜ƒ
    And, how right you both are. Farm life is a challenge but hands down it beats city and town life every time!πŸ„πŸŽπŸ‘πŸπŸ–πŸπŸ”πŸ“πŸ”πŸ”πŸŒ½πŸ₯¦πŸŽπŸ“πŸ…πŸ†πŸŒΆοΈπŸ₯•πŸ 
    Blessings
    BrookπŸ™‹ & OpyπŸ•πŸ’–

  15. I am 73 and when I was a small child We did do all this by hand. Pre hay bailer. I had to trample the hay as the other siblings used pitch folks to throw it up into the huge 1953 Chevrolet work truck that had a handmade bed sides. Very hot and dirty work

  16. I like the idea of you doing your own version of the American Gothic picture. It would be great to use as a logo or for other purposes.

  17. I am new to your channel. I have been laughing I just seen my old job pulling older people up in the bed then I thought of the movie Babe have a great day and can't wait to see the full redo of the kitchen

  18. If when you grab them you put your hand under their jaw and lift up it restrains them. It has been twenty years but we had sixty ewes back in the eighties and my then 105 lb self never had that much trouble. Compared to the 40or so Thoroughbreds that were our main business I found the sheep restful.

  19. great job folks….nice to see that you all respond to allot of your viewers, unlike other tubers. i know you are busy with projects, etc but still nice to see your response.

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