I'm still feeding mom, but she's pretty feral. I dont know weather i should bring the kittens in or what. Their friendly, but i don't want to do anything bad by seperating them from mom! Nor do i want a colony in my barn. They are about four weeks. When is a good time to start to tame them so they can be rehomed eventually? I've raised abandoned litters before but their moms were always hit by cars or victoms of cyotes.
Start taming them right now and the earlier the better. I have a very similar situation. I have a litter of 3 that I played with from birth until now, they are 6 weeks old. I went just a few days without playing with them and two starting going wild already. One is still pretty gentle. They were also born in my barn while I was on foal watch. The really gentle one is a really dark orange and looks like a Garfield kitty.
They will still need their mother for a while. I would start offering them some wet food, doesnt mean they will eat it just yet but offer it to them until they eat it good then they can have some independance from mom. You may put a short litter pan or just a short sided box with litter in it, to help put the idea in their head. But just put food and water out where they are and give them oppurtunity to try it on their own if you can. Mom will probably eat it too. Just some suggestions. I have feral cats and luckily i havent had that many litters but I try to tame them if I can so I can rehome them to good homes and thats that many less that will run feral around the property procreating. I dont mind a few cats running abroad as they do an excellent job on the mice and rat problems. I have a barn full of hay and feed but I have very few mice if any, at least I dont see them or find their little black turds.