I have recently bought a farm, and with it comes seven (yes, seven) cats that are already living on the farm. The original owner had been feeding them all, but never bothered to play or interact with them (ever since they were born, I presume), so the current situation is that they're very scared of humans and would run away when they see me, never letting anyone get close to them, yet I still provide food for them just like the previous owner did.
Now spring has come, the female cats among the seven, following their nature, are giving birth to kittens. Now here's the problem: having cats on the farm is necessary, but seven is already way too much for a farm my size, let alone more kittens in the future. There is no way we should let the number of cats on our farm increase to 10, 12, or even more, so we have to do something.
Normally when people talk about mother cat having kittens, the precondition is that they get along well with the mother. But with my case, where the mother is so afraid of humans that she'd abandon her little ones just to run away from me, most of the things I find online just don't apply. What should I do?
Here are a few things I've thought:
Sell some of the older cats. Impossible because they're so afraid of humans, and catching them would be a trouble. Once I did manage to trap one in a closed room, and it started panicking and crying until I let it go. They're already unsuitable to live with humans.
Neuter the older cats on my farm. Impossible because of the same reason. I can't catch them without hurting them or myself.
Sell the young. This is the problem because most of the Internet says to wait three months before taking the kittens, but the precondition is that the mother gets along with you and lets you interact with the kitten early on. In my case, if I forcefully interact with the kittens, the mother gets very scared and transfers the little ones from time to time, and finding the new location where the kittens are hidden would be a huge burden both for me and the mother cat; if I don't interact then, without human interaction, the kittens will likely end up just like the mother after three months, scared of humans and unsuitable to live with humans. I can't sell cats like that.
Do nothing. Well, then the number of cats on our farm will increase year after year, which is definitely not going to work out, personally, financially, and in many other ways.