This morning when I went out to check for eggs in the nesting box, there were none so I figured it was just too early in the morning and the chickens hadn't laid yet. When I went over to check on them in their sleeping area this is what I found. The egg was broken laying in the bedding, and the shell is paper thin. There is also a long tubular shaped ?something? attached to the shell and also paper thin and same color of the shell. My chickens are 17 weeks old and only 2 of them are laying so far. One started laying the 28th of July and the other on the 8th of August. My first hen, Ethel, that started laying on the 28 of July, laid 5 days in a row then skipped a day, laid again for 1 day then skipped 2 days. laid again for 5 days in a row then skipped 2 .... and this is what I found this morning. If someone can help me I would really appreciate it!!!!