I have 3 hens on about 1/3 acre of back yard. They free range about 6 h/day. Their wear and tear is not TOO bad, but they have some "favorite" areas that they are tearing up too much for my preference. Mostly they are making dusting areas. They have one good big area I am happy to give them for this but would rather they didn't make 50 more all over the yard. Has anyone had any bright ideas for ways to give areas of the yard a breather without constructing a permanent run? Maybe put something over the grass that still allows light in, or is there a a really easy movable fence system I could use? Yes, I know I may need to make a run but I'd rather try something else first.