This is the 5th watering fount I have bought for my chickens in the last year and the first one to hold up! All the others were plastic and I have a wild squirrel that loves to chew them to pieces! I purchased this because I wanted something large enough that I could fill every other day, rather than daily, that was double walled to help keep the water from freezing, and that was metal so the squirrels would quit destroying it. This fount fit the bill. The price was great. And, the handle is perfect to help distribute weight and makes it comfortable to carry.