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LEGO Fortnite: How to get Fertilizer

How to get Fertilizer in LEGO Fortnite

Gathering berries and petting chickens to get food is a good starting point to satisfy your basic needs. If you want to up your farming game in LEGO Fortnite, though, you will have to build some Plots of Soil and plant Seeds, and to do this, you will need Fertilizer.

Fertilizer is a critical resource for your farming operations in LEGO Fortnite, but thankfully, it’s very easy to come by and doesn’t require any tools to gather.

Here’s everything you need to know about how to get Fertilizer in LEGO Fortnite.

Lego Fortnite Plots of Soil

You will need Fertilizer to build Plots of Soil where you can plant seeds in LEGO Fortnite.

How to get Fertilizer in LEGO Fortnite

Fertilizer is one of the most readily available and abundant resources in LEGO Fortnite, if you know where to look. Domesticated animals like chickens, cows, and sheep are always roaming nearby, and they will be your natural source of Fertilizer in the game.

Lego Fortnite chickens

Groups of chickens or other animals are your go-to source of poop in the game.

Look for Fertilizer on the ground in areas with sheep, chickens or cows, and chances are you’ll immediately find some. If you don’t see any, you can just wait a bit - in a matter of seconds, one of the animals will produce a piece. 

Fertilizer in Lego Fortnite

You will know a piece of Fertilizer when you see it.

Fertilizer looks exactly as you’d expect it to - it’s just a small brown LEGO poop piece. To pick it up, you just need to get closer and press a button when the prompt to collect it appears. Naturally, no special tools or equipment are required to grab poop. 

Lego Fortnite - Collect Fertilizer

No tools are required to pick up a piece of Fertilizer.

Feed animals to boost Fertilizer production in LEGO Fortnite

Feeding animals vines, pumpkins, berries or corn, will speed up their bowel movements, producing more Fertilizer for you to pick up. Just open your inventory and drop plant-based food items next to the animals, and they'll quickly eat them.

Lego Fortnite screenshot showing a sheep eating corn.

Dropping plant-based food next to animals will boost their metabolism, getting you some Fertilizer quickly.

Some players claim that scaring animals by chopping nearby trees or attacking them with or without a weapon equipped speeds up Fertilizer production, but we can’t confirm this to be the case, and do not recommend it, as it could accidentally kill your trusty sources of poop.

Picking up animal droppings is the only way to get Fertilizer that we know of, and although its production might seem very random, chances are you’ll always have some ready to be collected nearby.

Lego Fortnite Plots of Soil

Once you have Fertilizer, you only need to dig some soil to build another Garden Plot for your seeds.

If you're looking for more LEGO Fortnite tips, you can check out our guide on how to get more hearts in LEGO Fortnite, or an explainer on how to use the LEGO Fortnite infinite XP glitch.