Relocated free-roaming colony
Mitts & Tess;
Thank you for the reply.
We know that relocating is a last resort, but it is what we are left with.
I co-feed the colony. M is the primary care giver, and has been feeding for around five years. I am, at least, the second of her 'assistants', and having been helping her for about two years.
She and her husband have built an enclosure, I believe around 8'x12', and have seven of the cats. They plan to hold them for a few weeks and release them into their yard.
I have a 6x7x10 enclosure and four cats. My enclosure was built to accomplish what M wants to with a mom and two babies. I already have 4 outside regulars. The mom and surviving baby, now probably pushing three years old, and another pair that have been here for about 6 years now.
The intent and plan is that M and her hubby will build another enclosure like they have, and install it here. Possibly even two more. Into which, the ones I have will move permanently. They will have space, protection from rain and sun, a litter box, or two, and all the 'comforts' of free-roaming, just not as much room.
I am still curious as to a recommended cubic feet to space per cat. They will have 'furniture', cubby-holes - at least one for each cat, and a large one they can gather in, 'elevations' - to be up off the ground.
Though they are friends, I don't want them getting on each other's nerves.
P.S. Breakthrough petting session with 'Jaguar', the 'alpha' of the displaced free-roaming bunch.
He was also very sure to show me how much he and 'Fluff' care for each other.
We have 11 inside-only.
And Cissi goes in and out as she desires. Too much commotion, and out she wants. Too hot, in she comes.