Canadian Poultry Magazine

Community rallies behind chicken farmer hospitalized with COVID-19

Brett Ruffell   

News Farmer Health/Safety COVID-19

Mike "Chicken" VanNetten a well-known producer and volunteer coach.

The community of Simcoe, Ont. is rallying together to help a family impacted by COVID-19.

Forty-five-year-old chicken producer Mike VanNetten tested positive for the disease earlier this month and his wife, Sarah VanNetten, said it has been a challenge ever since.

“I haven’t seen his eyes in 23 days. I haven’t gotten to feel him hold my hand in 23 days,” she said.


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