Try to get semi-feral/stray cat to move kittens into my yard
About two weeks ago, I spotted a momma cat and four kittens living under my neighbors porch. Last week, I was planning on trapping the kittens and the momma cat in order to to get them spayed/neutered and tame them. I was planning on releasing the momma once spayed if she is feral, which I am almost certain she is not since she does not act like the feral cats I have worked with in the past. The kittens are about 5 weeks old right now. Then my neighbor started digging around his porch and the momma cat moved her kittens a couple of doors down.
I have not seen the kittens for about 5 days, but the momma cat still comes every night to eat and occasionally in the morning. My question is when will the momma cat start bringing the kittens to her food source? Is there a way to try to get the momma cat to move her kittens into my yard? I have a little shelter set up in my yard and put food in it, hoping she will move her kittens into it. Is there anything else I can do? I know the longer the kittens have not had any contact with humans, the longer it will take to tame them. I am open to any suggestions. Thanks