Stall width can have a significant impact on stall usage, according to researchers at the University of British Columbia. In fact, cows with access to 52-inch-wide stalls spent 42 more minutes per day lying down than those in 44-inch-wide stalls, the researchers found. Cows also spent 27 fewer minutes perching (or standing with just their front legs in the stall) in the wider stalls. Apparently, cows like the wider stalls because they have less contact with the partitions.