Sparrowhawk attacking chickens?

Ok so this is a quick plea for help hopefully. On more than one occasion I have witnessed my chickens being ‘swooped down’ on by a sparrowhawk. One time I saw my cockerel jump up and try to attack the sparrowhawk protecting his girls.

Is it possible the sparrowhawk can take a chook? It seems a big meal for a relatively small bird of prey.

Thanks

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