Thanks for your insight Wayne.
Unfortunately I am in a backyard situation and have very limited space. I like the idea of chicken rotation, but even that would be stretching my space, which is planted out to many things the chickens would soon destroy. Since I have mature chickens, I am looking for ways to teach them rather than have to start again with chicks.
Today I tried adding a good quantity of tree lucerne leaf to porridge (which they love). They went for it eagerly, not making any attempt to only eat the porridge part - so far, so good. I have also put some fresh tree lucerne leaf in there, but I think it will take a bit more training before they go for that by itself. That is the goal though. I'll keep feeding them with this mix every few days and increase the quantity of leaf.