Glad your giving Ethel something to hatch. Would hate for all her hard work come to naught. She sounds a lot like Daisy... I think it's a trust thing.
As far as Ethel Jr.....sounds to me like she doesn't wanna! Can you let her out for awhile? Let just her out & sit there with her with some treats. A bonding opportunity.
So where has Holm been? Any Coffee updates? Did her hen hatch poults??
I have no idea where Holm is hiding. I assume he is busy with school year ending and Memorial day weekend stuff.
Ethel Jr was free for over a week after I kicked her off the communal nest. I caught her sneaking into the woods to lay eggs. So she is back in a box. I am short a nest box/cage or the other one would be in a box too. But if I am going to lose a hen to critters, I would rather it be a self blue than Ethel Jr ( a blue red bronze).
Coffee had 5 poults. BUT she has lost them all and it appears the hen too. She saw raccoons there. She is down to just Porter and the one hen. Last I talked to her she was trying to trap or shoot the coons. If she does not get rid of them she will have no birds left. She saw 2 of them.