If you are looking to shave off some time with during your baby chick chores this is the fount for you. The one gallon capacity means you will be changing the water less frequently that with the smaller mason jar founts. The wide mouth of the gallon fount is easy to clean you can fit your whole hand in the jar. You can choose from the regular basePW-534 for use with 2 week or older baby chicks or the narrow trough no drown/quail drinker base PW-533. Get both and use the narrow trough for your baby chicks and the wide mouth as they get older!