Chutes & Accessories

Assembly Instructions for Chute

Alpaca Chute & Llama Chute

Freight orders ship via tractor trailer. Someone will have to meet the driver to help unload. The driver is responsible for getting it to the end of the truck. Please remember that the truck will likely be a tractor trailer that may not travel up a driveway or other small roadways. The customers may be asked to meet the truck at the end of a driveway to unload.

The footprint of the alpaca chute is 2’x6′. A fully assembled alpaca chute is approx 6′ high The disassembled chute is less than 18″ high and easily transported in a pick up truck or even the back of most mini-vans without the back seats.
Bruce Bennett of Two Trees Treehouse loads a chute in his mini van.

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d_ringd_ring2A Vet drawing blood from a male in the alpaca chute - Photo courtesy of Jay Mtn Alpacas

A Vet drawing blood from a male in the alpaca chute
– Photo courtesy of Jay Mtn Alpacas

Product Tip

Recommended minimum area to use a chute is 10′ x 15′ clear area.
The chutes can be stored in a much smaller space and moved as needed for use.

Both the alpaca chute & llama chutes can be used for the other species

Alpacas can fit in the llama chute and llama can fit in the alpaca chute

The smallest alpacas (young juveniles) will fit in a llama chute.

The extremely large llama (400+ lbs) will have a hard time fitting in the alpaca chute (I have sheared average size llamas in our alpaca chute & they fit well)

My guidance is to buy the chute for the ANIMAL that you have the most of in your herd so it will be made for the largest part of your herd

Jay trimming teeth on an alpaca in the chute at Jay Mtn Alpacas
Jay trimming teeth on an alpaca in the chute at Jay Mtn Alpacas

“I used my new chute yesterday to finish shearing a llama that wouldn’t cooperate. just so you know she fit in the chute fine just a little hang out the back but she went right in and the straps and clips held her with out a problem even as she tried to lay down in protest.”
Thanks for the great product.

Scott Stewart
Way Out West Alpaca Ranch
Wickenburg, AZ

Our alpaca chutes and llama chutes are extremely functional and well built chutes that are very safe for the alpaca or llama and breeder alike. There are many cheaper chutes available but the features of this chute are well worth the investment.

Our alpaca chute or llama chute allows you to work on your animal quickly and effectively. The hinged doors allow easy access to your animal while keeping you and your animal as safe as possible. Quick release head restraint and belly straps and padded neck restraints allow you to stabilize your alpaca/llama. Side panels open to allow access on both sides of the animal. Toe nail trimming can be done by one person now!

Vets love the alpaca chute and llama chute and have recommended it to their clients many times. Now instead of trying hold the bred females steady and catch a glimpse of the ultrasound screen while the vet checks pregnancies, you can be hands free and look at the screen along with the vet. And now my vet will let me look down the speculum at the cervix instead of trying to describe it while I restrain the female.

Our alpaca chute and llama chute’s four point quick release head restraint facilitates head and mouth work. The quick release allows for extra safety precautions while working on your animals. The chutes include wheel kits which allow for easy mobility.

The chutes are available with or without a scale. The scale is a great addition to the chute. Breeders can capture the weights while the animal is in the chute for other procedures. Knowing an animal’s weight is critical to proper dosing of medications and a good health check particularly on moms and crias.

Chutes come in two different sizes: alpaca and llama. The space in the alpaca chute for a scale is 22 ½” x 48″ and accepts our stainless steel platform alpaca scale perfectly. The space in the llama chute for a scale is 22 1/2″ x 59”; any of our scales will fit this chute.

New Features:

We have made a change in the height of the ALPACA chute. We have increased the riser bars seven inches to make it easier for the user to enter into the chute with their animals. This increase will help the user not hit their head on the top of the chute while getting the animal in the chute. This will also allow breeders to use the alpaca chute for work on smaller llamas.

We have made the riser bars now 67″ high, and the neck bars 71½” high.

Another change that we have made to the alpaca chute is to the d-ring bars. These are the lower bars that bolt on to the front of the chute. They are designed to hold the head restraint straps in the front of the chute. We have had suggestions to open this up more and create a free space for doing medical work such as blood draws from the neck. We have made d-ring plates (Pictured Above) that serve the same purpose as the d-ring bars. These also bolt into the same holes as the bar would. We do recommend that the users use one of the d-ring bars in the chute. This will help stabilize the chute.

The last change that we have made to the chute is the distance between the neck bars. We noticed that the distance between the two neck bars was narrow. Some larger alpacas had trouble stepping through the two bars. We have widened these two bars by two inches. This will help allow the larger alpacas to step through the front of the chute with greater ease.

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The Chute’s dimensions are:
Length Width Height
Alpaca 72″ 27″ 72″
Llama 96″ 28″ 76″

Thank you for you excellent service!! It has bee a long time since we have dealt with a company that is concerned about the customer instead of just the money that can be made from a customer. The chute arrived in great order and promptly. The freight company was also professional. My husband had surgery on his hand so was unable to help me set up the chute and I was able to do it without any problem at all. The first time I have been able to assemble something without having lots of unanswered questions. We will be putting the chute to use next week and am hoping it is as user friendly as the instructions on assembly was. I will drop you a note after we give it a trial run!!!
Thank you again for your professionalism!! It is so refreshing!!

Marlene Kasten
C&K Ranch LLC


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