Does anyone have any experience with collecting leaves in summer straight off trees and bushes in their green state, and drying them up to use as feed in wintertime? Anyone know how well nutrients are preserved? How did your chickens like it? I would prefer to be able to do this without any preserving additives, but that is an option as well. Handling the acids might be a bit tricky though. We collected about 10 gallons of birch leaves today, with small amounts of other leaves (raspberry, willow and rowan mainly). The thought was to store maybe 100-200 gallons for our flock as preparation for the winter.