There is enough destruction just from keeping the beasts inside at night. The idea of leaving bouncing kittens inside all day while I was at work seemed like overkill, so out they went under the watchful eye of Miss Collar. They are half cat size now, big enough. Collar has been doing a good job and is sticking close to her new friends. They are forming a real herd. Now she just needs to show the babies they don't absolutely have to go in a litter box.
The first two days they were out, the first thing they did when I opened the door was run inside and use the litter box. How nuts is that. So the litter box was put outside with them until they come in for the night. This is going to take some step by step training.
I made them an insulated nesting box on the front porch with a larger size cat carrier. They have a place to get warm on chilly days. I don't think it has been much above 50 since I have been back. I've seen them poke their little heads out of the nesting box as I come down the driveway.
Miss Collar knows. The babies have figured it out by now. You get half a dish of canned food when daddy gets home. There is a rush for the door.
We all settle in to our new routine.