Re: Feral Cat & kittens
I took in a litter of five kittens when their mother was killed in front of my house by a car. The kittens were only 9 days old when their mother was hit. It took me two days to find where the mother cat had hidden the kittens. I was able to bring them all inside and begin bottle feeding.
The kittens you are telling us about, seem a little older, but still too young to survive on their own. Get an area set up in your house, I like to keep kittens in a bathroom. A place for them to sleep, like a covered box so they feel safe and have small kibble dry kitten food, water and a litterbox handy. Go to where you saw the kittens, with a cat carrier with a towel in the bottom and call for the kittens. Make a sound like this: Mert-myrtle, mert-myrtle. This is a mother cat's cry to call her kittens to her. Or make hi pitched mewing kitten cries. When the kittens come to you, gently (but firmly) grab them (scruff) and put them in the carrier. Sometimes you can lure them to you with good smelling canned food.
If they are old enough to run/stagger about, they are probably just old enough to wean to canned food. When they are around 7-9wks old is when they can be fully weaned, and they would be much more coordinated than the kittens you are describing. A plus, is that kittens this young are very easy to handle and socialize.
Good luck and I hope you are able to catch them, without you they will die with their mother gone.