While looking for rose hip recipes and drying methods for making syrup, jelly and tea I found this link about drying them for supplements for chickens. http://www.ehow.com/how_8164552_dry-rose-hips-chickens.html I have a lot of roses, and on several bushes the hips are small enough I probably won't harvest them for eating since we have plenty of bushes with much larger hips. I was wondering about drying the smaller ones whole for my chickens this winter in my dehydrator. Has anyone done this before? Any thoughts or advice?