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It can be either or. Cows can give birth naturally standing up or laying down, whichever way they prefer, and also depending on how difficult the birth is.

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Do cows stand or lay down in labor?

Cows lay down while they are giving birth. It allows them to have more energy during the process. - Ashley Cant

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Why do cows stand while calving?

It depends on the difficulty of the birth. For some cows, the calving is really easy and they can easily push out the calf while standing. For others, the pain can be a bit too much and they have to lay down to calve. It also depends on the individual cow: some like to stand to give birth (or can), others prefer to lay down on their sides.

Do cows lie down when they're full?

Yes, though they like to stand around and ruminate (chew their cud) for a while first before they lay down to take a nap.

How do eggs get from a cow to your refrigerator?

Cows do not lay eggs,Cows do not lay eggs,

Do horses lay down?

Horses usually lay down, but most of the time they stand when they sleep. Usually young horses lay down because they aren't strong enough to stand long enough to sleep

How to tell if a goat is in labor?

If your goat is in labor then she will walk around lay down then stand up, she will not eat all of her hay or grain, she will be really friendly or really unfriendly. Her udder will be mostly full and her tail ligaments will be lose.

What do dogs do when they are in labor?

They will weep and lay down not wanting to move much.

Why do cows sit down when its raining?

cows sit down when it is raining because they dont want to lay on wet grass so they trying and keep the bit they are laying on dry.

Why do cows sit or lay down when it is raining?

They don't, this is a myth. If cows were to sit/lay down before it rains it'd be raining every single day of the year, which never happens in most areas of the world. See the related questions below.

Why do cattle lay down to sleep while horses stand up to sleep?

Horse typically stand to nap, but they do lay down to get REM sleep. Cattle lay down for the same reasons, and they will also 'doze' while standing just like a horse.

What is the opposite of jump?

Stand, squat, crouch, or lay down

Do cows lay eggs or milk duds?

Cows don't lay eggs, or milk duds. Cows have calves and produce milk. Bulls produce semen to fertilize the cows.

Do cows lay down when its raining so they have dry grass to eat?

No. Cows don't lay down when it rains: this is a myth. Also, cattle really don't care whether the grass they eat is wet or dry. Just as long as it tastes good or is palatable, then they'll eat it.

Why do cows lay eggs?

Cows are mammalian creatures, and therefore do not lay eggs. The only known species of mammals that lay eggs are the platypusand the echidna.

When dinosaurs sleep do they lay down or stand up?

depends how they sleep some lay down and some sleep standing up like a guard

If cows sleep standing up and lay down when it rains what happens if it rains when they?

Cows sleep laying down. Horses sleep standing up, because they can "lock" their knees. See related question.

Do animals have labor pain?

Yes they do, that is why they often lay down and bleat or whine when they are about to have babies.

How long can a horse lay down?

they can lay down as long as they want but it takes more energy to lay down then to stand up. Don't get scared if they look dead or sick more than likely there just resting.

How long can horses lay down?

they can lay down as long as they want but it takes more energy to lay down then to stand up. Don't get scared if they look dead or sick more than likely there just resting.

Do cows lay down at night?

Yes, but usually they just lay down for a few hours before getting back up to continue grazing or eating feed from the feed bunk or bale feeder.

Do horses stand up there whole life?

no they role and when they sleep they lay down

How do people take a bath in Japan?

they lay down in the shower then stand in the toilet

What do the cows do when they are not being milked and are they able to roam around or lay down comfortably If they like?

Actually this really depends on the dairy operation! Some dairies have cows that are allowed to roam around AND lay down comfortably if they wanted, other dairies have cows where they just stay in stanchions that are wide enough for them to lay down comfortably whenever they wanted. I've never heard of a dairy operation where they didn't have anything that allowed cows to lay down when they wanted. Maybe not so much roam around, though there's a large number of dairies have milking facilities where cows simply walk in, get milked, then walk out again to their corrals in the barn or under a shed or out to pasture if it's summer. But basically, when they're not being milked they're eating, sleeping or laying/standing around chewing cud and socializing with other cows they're in the barn or pasture with.