I have a second set of kids that Momma was kind enough to birth here this year. She had 5 kids but one died trying to cross the road, so I'm left with 4 beauties plus Momma. I named the runt No. 5 because it's always the last one to come to dinner, a very light gray, and a pure black with white paws I named Boots who thanks me for feeding them and giving them a place to sleep...too bad I haven't been able to really socialize them but they are getting more trusting. Then there's the other 2, regular tigers and one looks like Momma. They run and hide if i even look at them. Pure feral are those two.
We were loaned a very large dog carrier which I put blankets inside, a thermal warming pad, a blanket over the top to stop the cold from coming in the "side holes" and hubby cut a pair of legs off his worse pants which he hung on the front to stop the cold. i also used an old bath carpet for the wire door (clipped with giant binder lips) to cover the rest of the front to keep the cold out. All 5 sleep in there but sometimes the kids go under the porch when it's not as cold. i just ordered an outdoor heating water bowl to keep their water from freezing because the temps are in the 'teens during the day and single digits at night (-3 last night) and I have to give them fresh water every couple hours.
For doing genealogy research for a friend, she sent an insulated cat house for them but they won't go near it. It's only large enough for one kid so it's no wonder. Boots and No.5 stick together but they wouldn't fit in there. The kids are 8 months old and hubby wishes they'd find their way some place else.
After Runt got sick and probably died (first litter and my avatar), I don't want to get too close to this new batch but the 2 I named come to our window panel by the door and will play with my hand. They look like they want to come in but chicken out.