First time ever, ive had my bigger ones out at night. Started about 3 wks ago. I noticed their stables were getting really stinky, where it was getting light early and they were getting restless. They are now out from 5pm ish to 5am ish. Fatties will go out later when grass has burnt off a bit. Too lush at the moment. They have 4 hours in the morning, then back onto small dirt paddock. Never known mine so content .
Swapped just over 2 weeks ago. We don't move onto the summer fields until the ground is dry enough not to trash them and I give them a few days building up the amount of grass as it's a big change from the winter fields which have nothing then. 2 Tbs unrugged, both have picked up a bit of weight since the change. I like this time when I can leave them naked, once the horseflies arrive, I will have to put fly rugs on.