Yes, I was on BYC a while back and I know what you mean. Somewhat different "audience."I'm also pretty much a"newbie" here on SS, but been on BYH for awhile. Went on BYC a few times, but after having purebred show chickens for 50 years, and raising free range layers and lots of ccx broilers a year, decided that it was too much more for smaller pet type flocks..... mine have to pay their way at the least.... make some money or contribute to the freezer big time at best.... and since we farm "full-time" as well as both my DS and I work full-time jobs....(although mine is slowly fading away as more dairies sell out or owners retire from milking); decided I liked the more practical group on BYH . It's a pretty great group on there. I like SS because I have gotten some insight into others doing more things to be independently self sufficient. I like hearing about the different areas of the country too.
You are saying that you have a shipment of predators to eat flies? More info, please... what species? Do they eat fly maggots or do they eat flies on the fly? That sounds exciting. You might consider raising Black Soldier Fly Larvae. My understanding is that they do a great job decreasing house flies. And, if you have chickens, they LOVE BSFL. They are a wonderful source of protein.