By nature, cows are more likely to take a nap than to sleep for a long time, but that doesn't mean they don't like to chill out. Cows can lie down for up to 14 hours a day, so their beds need to be comfortable (if only we could do the same!)
On the majority of British dairy farms, cows graze outdoors during the summer and are housed during the winter. There are two main types of barn used in Britain: straw yards in which the cows have communal laying areas and the free stalls system with individual bedded stalls. Both systems allow the cows to rest, stand and move around freely.