I knew that feral kittens can be domesticated if they’re handled frequently. I put them in a large, wire cage and made sure that I held and cuddled each kitten two or three times/day. I then had all the kittens spayed/neutered (I had more income then.), trapped the mama and had her spayed, too. I then released all the cats into my yard.
The mamma ran off as soon as she was released, never to be seen by me again. The babies hung around for a few weeks, except for one that was adopted by my son and daughter-in-law.
After that adventure, I stopped feeding my own cats outside.]]>