We diverted the chickens to another area of grass for a run over a month ago so we could repair the damage they had done to the slope they had been on. We created some rag tag terraces with sunflower stalks and logs, heaped plant material on the uphill sides of those and designated that area as "compost and soil building area" (the center of the photo below). Uphill from that, I seeded winter rye, and plan to reseed in winter/early spring with other forage crops that chickens might like better than rye. The rye experienced a tad of washout as expected but still germinated fairly evenly. Looking forward to future experimentation with this space.