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Self-Filling Waterers

 Ideal for pets and livestock.

– Dogs · Goats · Pigs · Sheep · Horses · Chickens · Cows –

Inspired by our dog, Tex, the Self-Cleaning Waterer was designed to keep water fresh and cool in the heat of summer. The Waterer attaches to a water hose and the patented restricted nozzle fills the pail while powerfully pressure washing the bottom of the pail. This lifts dirt and debris, flushing it out the drain. The turbulent water reduces algae buildup and eliminates mosquito growth which is better for your animal’s health. The water also stays cooler in the heat.

You can use Cowboy’s Self-Cleaning Waterer with the water timer for automatic periodic filling and flushing. Attach to a drain hose to direct overflow to your trees or shrubs.

(3 customer reviews)

Chicken Waterer Setup

Watering Baby Chicks

Livestock Waterer Setup

Dog and Livestock Waterer



The Waterer provides your animals with access to clean, fresh water all day long. Your pets or animals will be healthier and better hydrated.

When attached to a timer and adjusted properly, the Waterer:


  • Eliminates the need for daily cleaning (may need to remove large debris, leaves)
  • Flushes debris and replenishes water
  • Keeps water cool in the heat of the day while you are away
  • Significantly reduces algae
  • Eliminates mosquito larva & parasite growth
  • Eliminates smell from stagnant water
  • Reduces risk of illnesses caused by stagnant or contaminated water
  • Conserves and reduces water usage
  • Drained water can be routed to flower beds, shrubs or trees by attaching a drain hose to the rear of the pail
    (a 3′ drain hose is included with purchase)



The restricted spray head only allows 4 to 5 gallons of water flow per minute (much less than the average unrestricted water hose flow of 12 GPM).

Running the smaller Waterer for 3 minutes to flush and clean the pail will use about 12 gallons of water compared to 36 gallons if you run a standard hose for that same time.


  • The 20 QT pail will fill at a rate of 4-5 gallons per minute and water will need to run for 1-3 minutes per cycle
  • The 70 QT pail will fill at a rate of 4-5 gallons per minute and water will need to run for 3-6 minutes per cycle



    Programmable Water/Sprinkler Timer

    • Attach the timer at your spiget
    • Set the timer to come on for a few minutes for each refill and refresh sessions according to your pet’s needs
    • Timer model may vary by availability
    • Available for purchase with or without a timer

    3′ Drain Hose

    • Attach the drain hose to divert water away from the pail
    • Runoff can be used to water plants, shrubs, trees, etc.

      Frequently Asked Questions

      How is this different from my normal water bowl?

      This is a self-cleaning Waterer. It connects to a garden hose on the side of your house and has a specially-designed, reduced fitting that sprays water along the bottom. As the water rises it flushes all the debris up off of the bottom and it goes out of the drain. You can connect it to a timer and have it come on 2-3 times each day to give your pets or animals fresh water. Each cycle pressure washes the pail, cleaning it and filling it on a regular basis. This prevents the build up of slime, eliminates mosquitoes and parasites, and keeps the water cool in the heat.

      What types of animals can I water with this product?

      The smaller Waterer is a 20-qt pail and is about 12 inches tall. It is ideal for pets and small to medium-sized livestock. It is great for dogs, goats, sheep, pigs and other medium-sized animals. 

      The larger Waterer is a 70-qt pail and is about 20 inches tall. It is ideal for all livestock. It is great for cows and horses or for multiple animals.

      How does the self-cleaning feature work?

      It’s like a pressure washer. The pail attaches to a standard water hose, but because the nozzle on the inside is restricted, the water enters the pail at a high rate of speed, creating turbulence that helps clean the pail and flush debris out of the drain. This nozzle will drastically reduce the amount of algae buildup compared to a normal water bowl. I’ve used my Waterer for 3 years without having to wash it by hand and it is as clean as ever!

      Can I water my horses or cows with this product?

      Yes – the 70-qt Livestock Waterer is great for larger livestock.

      The smaller Waterer is probably too small for broad use with large animals, but you might be able to fasten the pail to a post or inside a stable to water a single horse. The concern would be to keep the pail from getting knocked over and keeping it filled when watering large livestock.

      How does this product save water?

      This product will reduce the water usage whenever watering your pets. Average water pressure is about 10-12 gallons per minute. The designed fitting in the bottom is reduced so you don’t have to turn your water on very high. You just barely crack the water faucet open and it will create strong turbulence while putting out somewhere between 2.5 to 3 gallons per minute.

      What are some benefits of the Dog Waterer and the Livestock Waterer?

      There are numerous benefits to using Cowboy’s Dog, Chicken or Livestock Waterers. Once the water kicks on, it will fill the pail and the high pressure will spray the bottom to flush out any debris. It will ensure fresh water in the summer on those long, hot summer days. It will eliminate any mosquito larvae from growing or breeding in the pail. It will also eliminate or greatly reduce algae growth. The turbulence also helps prevent freezing in the winter.

      Is the water timer included?

      You can purchase the Waterer with or without the timer. Attach a water timer to your faucet to automate the watering process and set the frequency according to fit your animal’s needs. Depending on how much water is needed, you can have the timer kick on two or three times each day for about 2-3 minutes each time. That should be enough to circulate, clean the pail, and fill with fresh water.

      Is a drain hose included?

      Yes, a 3′ drain hose is included. You can attach the hose to the rear spout to direct the overflow away from the bucket to water trees, shrubs or plants. 

      “As Clean As You Can Get ‘Em!”