Should you allow a female in heat roam the pasture

by Michael
(Krum TX)

We have a Pyrenees female, 11 months old and it’s her first time in heat.
We just got her so she is still getting used to the new surroundings and livestock (sheep). We live on 15 acres of just pasture land.
We were told that coyotes could attack her while in heat. Do we need to keep her locked up a night or will she be fine to fend for herself during this period?


Thank you
Michael

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Mar 21, 2017
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by: Anonynmous

Do not allow her to roam. You do not want unwanted pups.
She will certainly attract coyotes.


Do get her spayed right away because there is a 99.9% chance of a roaming intact male getting her.

Mar 21, 2017
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No roaming
by: Ed A. From NJ

You have to keep her in till her cycle is over! Both day and night.She will attract coyotes and they will kill her. One on one a pyrenees would fend it of but a pack will kill a young female. She is young but soon as she is done consider having her spay.

Mar 21, 2017
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fend for herself?
by: Anonymous

For intact males, the scent of a female ready to mate is something they will never ignore. Your assumption that she may be able to defend herself if left unattended says volumes about your lack of knowledge.
When she's in heat, she too wants to breed. You will be lucky if this is done quickly, by one male, without the wild brothers fighting for access. Your female and the herd are all highly vulnerable to fighting and injury at this time.
Please. Never leave her unattended....have her spayed immediately. Do not allow her to wander before her spay and give her a few months to heal afterwards, until the hormones are dissipated out of her urine.
Care for her now and you will ensure a healthy guardian for your animals for many more years.

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